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Germains Seed Technology Appoints New Head of Sales and Marketing

Germains Seed Technology appoints Ernst van Eeghen to their North American Horticulture division in Gilroy, California, in the role of head of sales and marketing, horticulture.
Van Eeghen is a marketing, sales, strategic business management and product development professional who brings over 15 years of experience in the agriculture/food industry. In his role, he will oversee Germains’ recently expanded horticulture sales and marketing department.
His career in the agriculture industry includes working directly in the field with growers, processors, distributors / food service operators and mass market retailers who distribute fresh vegetables throughout North America.
“We are excited to add Ernst to our commercial team and with his experience with commercial vegetable growers and processors Ernst will be a valuable asset to our company,” said Cathy Farr, North America business director.
His career history includes working with produce industry leaders such as Church Brothers as vice president of marketing and product development and Mann Packing Company as marketing manager.
Van Eeghen calls the Salinas Valley home and he is married and has twin daughters. Fluent in both English and Dutch, he received his education in the Netherlands at the University of Amsterdam and University of Leiden. Ernst international experience will be an asset to Germains global marketing efforts.