To help farmers become more profitable and sustainable
Provide customers with industry leading mineralization solutions
Maintain an environment of trust and respect for customers and employees
To quantifiably improve human and animal health by reducing micro nutrient deficiency
To create a more sustainable future by decreasing the use of protective chemicals and macro fertilizers
Mr. Hartman is the developer of the proprietary processes used to manufacture OceanGrown solutions. Mr. Hartman’s 30 years of engineering application experience have extended from complex weapons systems to factory automation projects in the aerospace industry. These have included a number of robotic processes including synthetic vision systems. His clients have included Boeing, IBM, Lockheed Missiles and Space, Martin-Marietta, Bell Helicopter, Sikorsky Aircraft, Pratt & Whitney, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Dexter Nonwovens (now Ahlstrom), and Fokker Aircraft. For the past 16 years, John Hartman has been working with growers helping them become more profitable.
Mr. Aruffo has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas McCombs School of business. There he was the Treasurer of the Entrepreneur Society, Chief Sustainability Officer of McCombs Net Impact, and Co-President of MBA Improv. He also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in the spring of 2011 with a dual BA in “Biological Basis of Behavior” and “Philosophy and Science”.
Shean P. McManus
Mr. McManus carries over 20 years experience working within professional corporate arenas such as MetLife and Staff Leasing Corp. He is a detail-oriented, organized professional who brings expertise in creating and implementing technical systems to manage process flows. His project planning is exceptional, and his follow-through, vigorous. Shean facilitates communication across corporate lines and serves as a capable corporate representative. He comes to us from one of the State of Florida’s largest landscape management companies – Nanak’s Landscaping, a recent Valley Crest acquisition. As the Horticulture Division Manager of the tri-county branch, and being a State of Florida Certified Operator, Shean brings nearly a decade of field experience in maintaining both commercial and premier residential landscapes.
Director of Fertigation
Mr. Miller spearheads our fertigation division. Specializing in delivering inexpensive commercial and retail fertigation systems, he can provide a cost effective means of injecting our products directly into sprinkler, drip, and household hose systems. He has a background that spans the whole spectrum of his position. He has a Bachelors in Biology from Newberry College where he worked as a lab assistant in the botanical and microbiology labs. He spent many years as a yield specialist at Oscar Meyer Corp. He has been a Principle in City Lighting Services Inc and CLS Inc Property Management. Finally, Mr. Miller has spent a number of years working as a regional manager for a top 50 US qualified re-modeler managing processes spanning from sales to project completions.
Tom Coletti brings over 20 years of experience building, growing and running profitable commodities trading platforms. His most recent work experience includes Global Head of Energy for Noble Group Ltd., a market-leading global supply chain manager of agricultural and energy products, metals and minerals with annual revenues approaching $100 Billion. Tom was instrumental in building out the power and natural gas trading platform, spearheading initiatives to launch start-ups and joint ventures, and responsible for global leadership and management of business lines, capital and staff. Tom was a member of the executive management committee the past 3 years. Before joining Noble, Tom worked at Sempra Energy Trading and AIG Trading. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John's University, in NY.
CEO CP Ships, Retired; Member of various Boards of Directors, Corporate Planning. Frank was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CP Ships in 2004, having been Chief Operating Officer since 2001 and Executive Vice President since 1995. He has filled a number of senior roles in the CP Ships group since joining Canada Maritime as Commercial Director in 1991. He entered the container shipping industry in 1971. CP Ships was sold to Hapag-Lloyd in 2005 for $2.3B . In 2012-13 Mr. Halliwell as interim CEO for Trailer Bridge Inc, re-structured $120MM of debt, searched and hired a new CEO, and successfully instituted profit sharing.
Mon Yee Ph.D.
Soil Scientist and Professor at Cal Poly Pomona
Soil Scientist USDA-NRCSJune 1975 – August 2006 (31 years 3 months)
When with the USDA, he was:
In charge of wetland determinations on agricultural lands.
Provided technical support to other users of soils information.
Provided inter-agency liaison to state and federal agencies for soils information and use.
Provided technical inputs for national policies and manuals.
Served on inter-agency digital soils data task force.
Developed digital field tool for enhancing the production of soil surveys used by NCSS