Ben has been working at Houweling Nurseries, the business formerly operating at Glass House Brands’ SoCal cultivation location, since serving as a Construction Supervisor on the facility’s very first phase of construction in 1996. By 1999, when the facility doubled from 40 to 87 acres under glass, he became Labor Manager, overseeing the entire site and working to improve labor efficiencies. He then applied this cost-saving mentality to the entire operation when he became Operations Manager in 2004. In 2007, the site expanded by another 38 acres, bringing the total acreage under glass to 125, and after the company constructed its Utah facility, Ben became the General Manager of US Operations. He continues to lead a number of efficiency-based projects and has served on the Board of Directors of the Ventura County Agriculture Association.