Rodd Moesel…is the founder, President, and Owner of American Plant Products and Services, Inc., a 35-year-old wholesale company that sells greenhouse structures, equipment, and supplies, as well as nursery, garden center, and landscaper supplies. The business was started by Rodd Moesel in 1974with a $500 4-H Scholarship and now has sales of over five million dollars annually and has approximately 30 employees.

Work Project Highlights:

• 15 Research greenhouses at USDA – Stillwater, Oklahoma
• USDA Research Greenhouse at Manhattan, Kansas
• Over 8 research projects at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, Oklahoma
• 3 Teaching Greenhouses at Tulsa Community College at Tulsa, Oklahoma
• 4 Teaching Greenhouses at Oklahoma State University at Oklahoma City, OK
• Research Greenhouse at USDA, Woodward, Oklahoma
• Research Greenhouse at University of Oklahoma at Norman, Oklahoma
• Teaching Greenhouse at Oklahoma State University in Okmulgee, Oklahoma
• Research Greenhouses at Noble Foundation at Ardmore, Oklahoma
• Teaching Greenhouse at Southwestern State University at Weatherford, OK
• Teaching Greenhouse at Rose State College at Midwest City, Oklahoma
• Teaching Greenhouse at Tulsa Technology Center at Tulsa, Oklahoma
• Teaching Greenhouse at Northern Oklahoma College at Tonkawa, Oklahoma
• Teaching Greenhouse at Francis Tuttle Vo-Tech in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
• Greenhouses at over 50 other colleges, Vo-Techs, and institutions
• Over 200 private sector greenhouse projects
• Greenhouses at Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
• Greenhouse at Woodward Park Conservatory Complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Small Business and Economic Development Involvement:

• Long time Member of the National Board of North American Horticulture Supply Association including terms as National President, Past President, Treasurer and Vice President
• Co-founder and President statewide general issue business group, the Oklahoma Business Council
• Consultant heading economic development team doing feasibility study and project design for Agribusiness Center at San Antonio, Texas for Bexar County Local Development Corporation         
• Youth Affairs Advisor to President Richard Nixon and member of 1972 Presidential Inaugural Staff in Washington, D.C.
• Winner of 1991 Oklahoma Small Business Advocate Award
• Founder and Chairman for four years of Oklahoma Governor’s Conference on Small Business
• Helped organize and was Chairman of Small Business Council of the State Chamber of Commerce and Industry for two years. Formerly on Board and Executive Committee of Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and Industry
• Chairman for two years of the Oklahoma Guardian Council of the National Federation of Independent Business and two years as Chairman of the Federal Issues Council
• Former member of the Board and Executive Committee of OCAST (the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology).   Now Chair of their Plant Science Research Committee
• Member of State Advisory Board and formerly one of three Oklahoma Representatives on National U.S. Small Business Administration Advisory Board
• Co-founder and former Board member of the Canadian County Commercial Business Incubator
• Former Board member of Canadian County Industrial Development Authority
• Former Board member of Oklahoma City Beautiful
• Helped organize and former officer of The Greater Oklahoma City Tree Bank
•Delegate to 1985 and 1995 White House Conferences on Small Business
• Long time host of daily one-minute small business radio show on the Oklahoma News Network
• Member of Executive Committee for Oklahomans for Property Tax Reform that Promoted State Question 669 and State Co-Chair of follow-up Property Tax Reform Issue approved by state voters.
• Co-founder and former President of the Oklahoma Greenhouse Growers Association
• Helped organize and was first chairman of the Oklahoma Horticulture Industry Council consortium of the Oklahoma Nurserymen’s Association, Oklahoma Florists Association and Oklahoma Greenhouse Growers Association
• Former Member of Canadian County Election Board
• Active leader in Republican Party activities including terms as Precinct Chairman, County Chairman, State Committee member, State Party Executive Committee and State Party Budget Committee including service as chairman of the State Budget Committee.
• Member of Advisory Boards at OSU Stillwater, OSU Oklahoma City, Francis Tuttle Area Vo-Tech and many other schools
• Former President of Myriad Garden Conservatory
• Member of Governor Keating’s Transition Team and active leader on Appointments Team and as a Policy Advisor to Governor Keating
• Graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program and Leadership Oklahoma

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