Mike Prol
40 Under 40, Class of 2022

Mike Prol


Garden State Growers

Job Title

Production Manager


  • Implementing automation, robotics and lean flow techniques in company’s production department to improve efficiencies and overall product quality.
  • Started a small business in college with his wife and won the Young Startup of the Year Award. They sold mini wooden crates with succulents in them to Walmart that were made from recycled pallet wood.


Ping-Pong King: He is the top table tennis player in his family and remains undefeated in “most family Ping-Pong tournaments.”

Fun Facts

Off the Clock: When he’s not working, Mike enjoys getting outdoors and golfing, hunting and winter sports like hockey and skiing. “I love the cold and snow!”

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Mike Prol