Thomas Van Wingerden
Metrolina Greenhouse, Huntersville, N.C.
Vice President of Greenhouse Operations
Implemented new production processes to improve overall water quality (and ultimately plant health) for the growing operations at Metrolina Greenhouse. Helped optimize and restructure companys production lines to increase the number of plants the company grows and to meet shipping goals.
Racing Runs in the Family: Like his brother Michael (also a 40 Under 40), Thomas enjoys racing cars and has won more than 100 races during his career.
The BBQ King: Thomas is an avid BBQer, who enjoys cooking/smoking barbecue on a stainless-steel cooker designed and built by his father and Metrolina founder, the late Tom Van Wingerden.