Brian Birrenkott, Ph.D.

Brian serves as Chief Scientist in the Research & Development division of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Marysville Ohio.  He became interested in lawn and garden care while in high school, working part-time at the local independent garden center. Brian has served many roles during his 27-year career at Scotts Miracle-Gro, and has been involved in countless new product launches. He currently leads Scotts global research stations, laboratory services, technology strategy and ensures scientific excellence across Scotts. Brian received his doctorate in horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.