Bob Hartman, director of turf for Central Turf & Irrigation Supply, Elmsford, New York, has been named to the board of directors for Cleveland Heights, Ohio-based Primera Inc., a business cooperative for professionals in the turf, ornamental and specialty green business.
Hartman joined Central Turf & Irrigation Supply in 2019. His background includes nearly two decades in the green industry with experience in distribution, manufacturing at Knox Fertilizers and consumer packaged goods at ScottsMiracle-Gro.
“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to have a positive impact on our industry, members, and to continue Primera’s vision to be the best nationwide distribution network of products that service the green industry,” says Hartman. “I am eager to leverage my unique background within the industry, as well as my role with Central, to ensure our members have a competitive advantage in their local markets and are able to effectively service the end user.”Central Turf & Irrigation Supply has been a committed and active Primera Inc. owner-member for nine years, collaborating on key initiatives to further the growth of Primera, its members, and the green industry at large. With its own growth and ongoing expansion into new markets, Central continues to be a steward to the green industry with its focus and commitment to the landscape professional through partnership, training and support services.