May 22, 2012 - 07:33
Brian Weesies

Age

38

Job Title

General Manager

Company

Mast Young Plants, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Accomplishments

Responsible for all production operations including managing relationships with breeders and brokers, overseeing R&D, plant trialing, transportation and administration; Implemented lean flow techniques in specific areas that helped reduce losses in propagation, increase order fulfillment, expand product offerings and improve variety selection and timing for finished business.

Extracurricular

Favorite authors: Lee Child, John Grisham, Scott Thor and James Patterson; Hobbies: Fishing, camping, hunting, running, golf “and hanging out with my kids.”

Fun Fact

Brian took up running at age 32 and has completed six 25-km races (he’ll run his seventh this month) and four half marathons.
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