40 Under 40, Class of 2017

Scott Hanes


Ernst Benary of America

Job Title

Technical Representative


  • Graduated magna cum laude from Auburn University with a Master of Science degree in horticulture.
  • Brings a personal passion for gardening and plant genetics to work with growers, brokers, retailers, merchants and gardeners to provide technical and sales support for the company’s entire product assortment.


Takes His Work Home: Scott enjoys urban gardening, compost teas and his earthworm bin. “We have a hydroponics system incorporated into our living room and have even used a hydroponic tomato plant for a Christmas tree.”

Fun Facts

An Extended Family: He has lived in seven states and has family across the United States, Canada, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Ireland and other parts of the world.