John Nelson Named Vice President of Sakata America Holding Company
- by Jordan Okumura
MORGAN HILL, CA – Always positioning itself for continued growth and evolution, Sakata Seed America is appointing John Nelson as Vice President of Sakata America Holding Company and its primary operating subsidiary, Sakata Seed America.
“I am truly looking forward to the next phase of my career. This industry has a lot to offer globally and Sakata will continue to be a major contributor to the well-being of our distributors, growers and consumers,” Nelson said.
Currently, Nelson is the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at Sakata Seed America, a position he’s held since 2004. His promotion will be effective September 1, 2017.
Nelson began his career in 1985 at Northrup King in Gilroy, California, in the marketing department, before joining Sakata Seed America in November of 1990 to manage advertising for vegetables and ornamentals, according to a press release. His focus later shifted into sales and more into vegetables. In 2004, John took on the responsibility of Director of Sales and Marketing. Sakata is actively recruiting to fill the position of Senior Sales-Marketing Manager, Vegetables.
“John’s experience will help strengthen the Sakata team and add value to Sakata’s affiliates all over the world," Dave Armstrong, President-CEO, stated. “John brings a deep understanding of Sakata’s culture and expansive product line to his new executive position, ensuring he will be a crucial asset to our company’s strategy.”
To add to the milestones at Sakata Seed America, the company is celebrating its 40th year of business in NAFTA and Central America this year, and is focused on expansion of personnel and infrastructure to continue its strategic growth and evolution.