Morgan Hill, Calif.; January, 2017 – Sakata Seed America has appointed Joseph “Joe” Cimino to the position of Senior Sales Manager of Ornamentals NAFTA, effective January 4th 2017. Joe will be based in the Morgan Hill office.
Joe comes to Sakata with extensive marketing and management experience in the North American ornamentals industry, serving most recently as Western Area and Key Account Manager for Sun Gro Horticulture. Joe has also held senior management roles at Cut Flower Exchange and Kendal Floral Supply. Joe earned his MBA at Gold State University.
“As industry leaders, Sakata Seed impressed me with over one century of innovation and progressive business practices. I look forward to leading the Ornamentals group and working closely with our valued customers, partners, growers and leadership team to continue and grow our business while maintaining the company’s much-deserved outstanding reputation with continued high standards,” says Joe.
With Joe’s new role comes the retirement of long-time Sakata Senior Sales Manager, Ron Garofalo, who will be supporting his replacement through the beginning of the year before retiring from his nearly 20 years in the industry and almost 50 years in sales and marketing to relax and spend time with family.
Joe’s contact information can be located on the Sakata staff directory page.