Bottom Row (L to R)Lesley Hernandez, Rachel Wright, Sharon Cobb, Dr. Robert HartmanTop Row (Lto R)Rob Hartman, Jimmy Lipscomb;Clay Wallace
Accounting: Rachel Wright extension: 205CEO: Dr. Robert HartmanFarm Manager: Gary HendersonGrower: Clay Wallace extension: 214Logistics: Jimmy Lipscomb extension: 204Assistant Logistics: Sharon Cobb extension: 215Retail Sales: Lesley Hernandez extension: 207Warehouse Supervisor: Rob Hartman extension: 203
Classic CEO and head of Classic’s caladium development.
Dr. Robert Hartman, PhD, is a University of Florida graduate with degrees in Plant Pathology and Entomology and a minor in Ornamental Horticulture. Upon graduation, Bob joined the Ball Seed Company. In 1977 he established his own plant cloning business which he sold to Ciba Geigy in 1984. Bob has worked for or managed several major horticultural businesses including Twyford International Inc.
Dr. Hartman is responsible for developing new varieties of caladiums and has introduced many of his creations to the public. He also works extensively to clean up and rejuvenate old varieties utilizing tissue/cell culture techniques.