Bob Holterman

In 15 years as vice president of marketing for Accelerated Genetics, Holterman became one of the key figures in the worldwide export of dairy genetics. He recently launched a new venture, RJH Group, which will focus on developing new markets for companies seeking to expand overseas. The company is also exporting specialty feed products for beef and dairy cows and offering consulting services on nutrition, reproduction and genetic improvement. While it’s always a risk to strike out on one’s own, Holterman has had success following this route before. He funded his CALS education by starting his own business as a professional hoof trimmer in high school.