Art Van Wingerden
Co-CEO, Metrolina Greenhouses
Art VanWingerden grew up in greenhouses and knew he wanted to grow plants as early as five-years old. He now manages more than 8,200,000 square feet of environmentally controlled space and 250 acres of field production at Metrolina Greenhouses, one of the largest ornamentals greenhouses in the U.S., ranked No. 5 on Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Grower list. Metrolina Greenhouses is an advanced operation with facilities in Huntersville, NC, and York, SC. VanWingerden is a progressive grower who takes an active role in designing new automation equipment and technology, working closely with equipment manufacturers to develop growing solutions.