President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Robert has worked in this family business since 1973. In 1988, Robert purchased Lipman Brothers, Inc. to become the company's sole owner. In 1995, he founded R.S. Lipman in order to expand into the non-alcoholic and beer sectors of the beverage industry.
Robert's career spans over 35-years in the beverage industry. He is a former chairman and president of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA). In April, 2008 Robert was honored by WSWA with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2014, Robert was inducted into the University of Kentucky (UK) Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. In 2001, he created the Research Fund for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the UK Department of Psychology. He was honored by CommunityNashville as a 2008 Human Relations Award recipient.
Robert is a graduate from the University of Kentucky.