Seed World

Applewood Seed Co. Announces Mary Gomane as Director of Sales and Purchasing


Applewood Seed Co., an employee-owned company, is pleased to announce that Mary Gomane will join Applewood as Director of Sales and Purchasing. Based in Colorado, she will oversee all sales and purchasing activities and will work directly with Norm Poppe, CEO, to continue Applewood Seed’s legacy as a leading wildflower and garden flower seed supplier and a wholesaler of native grass and herb seed.

“Mary is the right addition for Applewood,” says Norm Poppe. “Her extensive seed background and business development skills will help Applewood strengthen partnerships, develop strategic alliances and expand our global sales presence. We believe her strong leadership experience will help Applewood continue our incredible growth.”

With over 26 years of diverse industry experience, Mary’s background includes 17 years of purchasing and global sales at national seed companies. Her industry expertise is complemented by her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Maine, a Master of Business Administration from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, as well as her expertise as a Master Gardener.

“As a long-time advocate for the seed industry and for quality products, I am thrilled to have joined a company as respected as Applewood Seed,” says Gomane. “Throughout my entire career, Applewood has been a wonderful partner and vendor to work with and I am looking forward to extending their high level of customer service to all of Applewood’s customers.”