May 22, 2012 - 07:33
Brian Weesies



Job Title

General Manager


Mast Young Plants, Grand Rapids, Mich.


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.


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.