Warren A. Banner, III
Vice President, Manufacturing
Warren A. Banner, III, has served as the vice president of manufacturing since March 2012 and is responsible for all North American Operations including nurseries, orchards, greenhouse and laboratory manufacturing. Since joining ArborGen in July 2008 as director of manufacturing, he has helped lead the integration of its nursery and orchard operations and the expansion of its Varietal Pine and Eucalyptus manufacturing operations. Mr. Banner held previous positions as director of operations for Northwest Horticulture LLC in Mabton, Washington, and general manager and president of Ball FloraPlant in West Chicago, Illinois, where he built the company from a start-up division to become an industry leading provider of vegetative ornamental plants. He has extensive experience in vegetative production and distribution of diverse crops including the scale-up of production systems and building large-scale supply chains to serve broad market demand.
Mr. Banner holds a M.S. in Plant Physiology and a B.S. in Botany from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.