MORGAN HILLS, CALIFORNIA – Sakata has announced the promotion of John Nelson to vice president of Sakata America Holding Company and its primary operating subsidiary of Sakata Seed America, effective Sept. 1. John is currently the senior director of sales and marketing at Sakata Seed America, a position he’s held since 2004.
“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.” says Nelson.
Nelson is a long-standing industry vet, beginning his career in 1985 at Northrup King in Gilroy, California, where he spent nearly five years in the marketing department. In November 1990, he joined Sakata Seed America to manage advertising for vegetables and ornamentals. Over the years, as Nelson's involvement grew into the sales arena, his focus shifted to vegetables. In 2004, he took on the responsibility of Director of Sales and Marketing for Sakata.
“John’s experience will help strengthen the Sakata team and add value to Sakata’s affiliates all over the world”, says Dave Armstrong, president-CEO of Sakata Seed America. “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.”