Carl Van Loon
Date joined: 15/02/1994
I design new projects, visit customers, make quote calculations, support the sales team, solve problems, visit suppliers, help manage the company, and also keep up to date on new growing systems and techniques. I enjoy working with customers to find technical and practical solutions for their individual problems.
My father was a grower, so I learned about plant propagation from an early age, earning money for icy poles from the age of 4. Later I studied Engineering at RMIT and Horticulture at Melbourne University – Burnley Campus, then started the company in 1994. I could see an opportunity for a more technical supplier of greenhouse climate control systems. Powerplants was born and it turns out that we were in the right place at the right time!
I love innovating and solving technical problems, especially with mechanical systems like greenhouses, automated climate control systems and plant movement systems. I have a young family and enjoy being a father and husband. We love travelling and going to the beach. I enjoy windsurfing and bike riding for fitness. And of course I love my team at Powerplants.