May 6, 2014 - 09:29
Michael Van Wingerden

Job Title

Vice President of Logistics

Company

Metrolina Greenhouse, Huntersville, N.C.

Accomplishments

Responsible for implementing new shipping system that helped reduce typical spring work week for employees from 60+ hours to 45-50 hours. Started separate trucking company with brother-in-law that helped lower greenhouse’s overall shipping costs and liability. Trucking company hauls outside freight during slow periods and picks up empty trailers on one-way freight deliveries.

Extracurricular

Two Different Tracks: In high school Michael high jumped 6 feet 8 inches. He is also a former two-time national race car champion.

Fun Fact

Brotherly Love: Michael really enjoys being able to work with his three brothers in the company’s day-to-day operations. “The four of us have a great working relationship running different areas of the business.”
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