• Roger Tripathi

GBAL and PBI Grow Bigger and Stronger with Steven Hartmeier Joining the Leadership Team

Updated: Apr 21


Steven R. Hartmeier
Steven R. Hartmeier

Steven Hartmeier, the new business partner to the Primary BioAg Innovations (PBI) and Global BioAg Linkages (GBAL) family, has been commercializing new technologies to agriculture for his entire career. Steve has demonstrated success in leading agricultural biological and technology products companies from pre-commercialization to profitability. As Vice President of New Technologies at Crop One Holdings (COH), Hartmeier successfully commercialized COH technology on an accelerated timeline through new entity, Crop One Technologies. Prior to Crop One, he was President and CEO of mOasis, the leader in the use of aquamers to reduce water consumption and increase crop yields. mOasis was named on the original list as one of The 25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Companies by Forbes.


Before mOasis, he led Vestaron (President, CEO and Director), Suterra LLC (President), Verdant Brands (Vice President of Commercial Products) and Consep (President). Hartmeier began his career in Sales and Marketing positions with Monsanto.


Steve is currently a judge for U.C. Davis Big Bang Business Competition, a member of the Economic Development for Central Oregon, Stable of Experts, and served on the Board of Directors of the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), the California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) and the AGR Alumni Corporation. Hartmeier received his B.S. in Plant Science from University of California, Davis.


“Steve is a specialist in proprietary product sales and marketing, team building of diverse groups of people, profit maximization, and cost management in relation to revenue growth. Steve also has tremendous experience in "Go to Market” and strategic overhauls of BioAg businesses, which is much sought after need and gap of our GBAL customers” stated Roger Tripathi, CEO GBAL-PBI.


With the vast experience and proven acumen of Steve in the agribusiness industry, the PBI-GBAL team is stronger and we are positive that Steve’s expertise and well-rounded BioAg hands on leadership experience will greatly benefit GBAL as well as PBI clients. We are delighted to have Steve on board with us at PBI and GBAL, added Pam Marrone, Executive Chair and Partner, Global BioAg Linkages and Primary BioAg Innovations.