May 5, 2014 - 14:31
Eric Barnitz

Job Title

Head Plug Grower


Bob’s Market and Greenhouses, Mason, W.Va.


Helped further the growth of the company from 5 million plugs in 1996 to more than 100 million in 2014. Third-generation family member who is always looking for innovative ways to help improve processes and products to keep the company moving forward.


Off the Clock: When he’s not in the greenhouse, Eric likes to spend quiet time with his wife and two children or get away from it all and go fly fishing or hunting in the mountains of West Virginia.

Fun Fact

Staying Out of the Line of Fire: Eric’s great, great, great uncle was a brevet colonel in the U.S. Army under Col. George Custer. Due to an injury from a previous battle, he was hospitalized and narrowly missed the Battle of Little Bighorn.