Morgan Hill, CA – Sakata Seed America publicizes the appointment of Eduardo Flores to the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Sakata Seed America, efficient November 29th, 2021. Ed will assume duty for all of Sakata’s logistics, operations and seed manufacturing exercise in North/Central America, reporting to John Nelson, Government Vice-president, and administratively to Dave Armstrong, President-CEO. Ed might be based mostly in Sakata’s Morgan Hill, CA headquarters.
Ed has intensive expertise main provide chain operations for greens seeds, having served as Regional Operations Director for Monsanto’s North American greens enterprise. He was additionally the business lead for De Ruiter, a worldwide chief in hi-tech greenhouse tomato seeds and different crops, acquired by Monsanto and, most lately, Ed led world technique for Dummen Orange, the Netherlands-based ornamentals firm.
Ed holds a B.S. (Honors) in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from The Institute of Expertise and Greater Schooling of Monterrey (Mexico) and an MBA from The Massachusetts Institute of Expertise (MIT). He’s fluent in Spanish and English.
“We’re excited to have Ed be part of Sakata,” says Dave Armstrong. “Ed’s sturdy operational background and cross-cultural expertise is a superb match for Sakata”.
“Ed might be an instantaneous contributor to Sakata,” says John Nelson. “Ed brings the power to reinforce Sakata’s business main provide chain group.”
“Throughout my profession, I’ve shared Sakata’s perception that seeds have the potential to enhance lives and create more healthy communities,” says Ed Flores. “This can be a outstanding alternative to mix my ardour for seeds and merge it with my skilled enterprise expertise to contribute to Sakata and our colleagues.”