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American Takii Hires New Central America Technical Sales Manager


American Takii hires Ing. Francisco Maldonado B. as technical sales manager for Central America. Maldonado is a resident of Parramos, Guatemala, and received his bachelor’s from the Universidad Rural de Guatemala in environmental engineering, specializing in agronomy.

Maldonado has 13 years of experience working in Central America’s vegetable seed industry. He’s previously worked for Bejo Guatemala SA, managing a research farm, and for Rijk Zwaan Guatemala, performing regional evaluation trials for protected culture crops (tomato and pepper) and highland crops (Brassicas, leafy and root). Most recently, Maldonado was employed by Biosol SA of Guatemala City.

In his new role, Maldonado will develop Takii’s full line of crops in the region for local and export markets. His recent hiring aligns with Takii’s strategy of providing enhanced technical service, evaluation and promotion of the company’s genetics in the region. This is part of the strategic handover of responsibility for the Caribbean from ATI’s parent company to American Takii.