Lipman Family Farms Names Dr. Sam Hutton, Ph.D as Senior Breeder; Elyse Lipman and Mark Barineau Comment
IMMOKALEE, FL - Lipman Family Farms’ powerful Research and Development team has just been bolstered by even more industry expertise, as Dr. Sam Hutton, Ph.D. has joined the team as Senior Breeder.
Based in the company’s R&D facility in Florida, Hutton will optimize his expertise in the field of horticulture and breeding as a key contributor to the grower’s vertical integration and unmatched quality. According to a press release, Lipman Family Farms maintains a full in-house R&D team of scientists who work meticulously to create new varieties for their open-field product through years of dedicated trials.
Hutton holds a Ph.D. in Horticulture from the University of Florida, an M.S. in Plant Breeding from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in Agronomy from Mississippi State University.
He is also decorated by several key industry achievements. For example, in 2014, the distinguished industry expert received Vance Publishing’s Second Annual 40 Under 40 Award, a testament to his leadership and commitment to advancing the cause of doubling food production by 2050.
“Sam’s arrival marks an exciting chapter in our commitment to innovation and quality,” said Elyse Lipman, Chief Executive Officer. “As Senior Breeder, Sam will play a pivotal role in all aspects of our breeding and hybrid seed production, collaborating across our organization.” She added, “His mission is to develop even more desirable tomato varieties for Lipman and our farming partners through our innovative R&D program, creating new and more flavorful products.”
Mark Barineau, Director of R&D, also commented on Hutton’s appointment.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Hutton join our R&D team,” said Barineau. “With his extensive background in horticulture and breeding, we have a truly unique opportunity to combine our respective knowledge and experience to make even more innovative and desirable tomatoes for our customers.”
ANUK will continue to report on the growth sparked by this strategic appointment. Cheers to Dr. Sam Hutton on his new role!