Sakata Ornamentals Adds New Manager of Elite Propagation
Sakata Seed America announced that Andor Gerendas has been hired to the role of Elite Propagation Manager for the company’s ornamental business group. Andor brings an extensive background in growing, greenhouse operation, propagation, stock management and systems development to his new role with Sakata.
Andor’s resume includes impressive roles including Production Manager at Ecke Guatemala, Logistics Manager at Beauty Line (Danziger) Guatemala and Head Grower at Costa Color, Dominican Republic. As a native Guatemalan, he also speaks fluent Spanish and has supplemented his bachelor’s degree in engineering with extended studies in plant physiology and propagation.
In his new role, Andor will oversee the elite propagation program for Sakata’s innovative vegetative ornamental varieties. He will be based out of Sakata’s Salinas Research Station facility.
“I am very excited to join the team at Sakata. From my experience in the industry, I know Sakata as a company with great integrity and exceptional genetics. I look forward to a bright future ahead at Sakata for myself and the elite propagation program,” said Andor.
“We at Sakata are very passionate about developing new and high-quality products that not only bring success to our customers and industry partners, but also spark innovation and bring solutions to the garden,” said Joe Cimino, Director of Ornamentals and Solutions Business Groups at Sakata Seed America. “In order to create the best possible products, we need an incredible team. We’re confident that Andor’s extensive experience and expertise will be instrumental in driving us forward as an industry leader.”