Sakata Strengthens Trans-Atlantic Ornamentals Team

Sakata Strengthens Trans-Atlantic Ornamentals Team

Sakata recently added new positions to its sales and marketing team in the Trans-Atlantic ornamentals market of Europe and the U.S.

Marc Englert joins Sakata as senior flower sales and marketing manager. Based in the California office, Englert will lead Sakata’s North American ornamentals sales and marketing team, including Australia and New Zealand.

Natalia Hamill has been appointed to the newly created retail category manager (Ornamentals) role. Hamill will work with Sakata’s distribution partners, growers and retailers to develop marketing programs. Natalia brings broad experience in horticultural marketing, including brand management and marketing strategy development, for other global horticultural companies.

Oscar Rietkerk has been appointed trans-Atlantic product manager for cut flowers and is based in The Netherlands. Rietkerk adds to the Sakata team his solid experience in the global cut flower business, including the key markets of Europe and Africa.

Tracy Lee joins the Sakata ornamentals team as the North America bedding plant product manager. Her experience includes product management and marketing, brand development, merchandising and creative development as well as strategic planning. Lee has served with the National Garden Bureau, All-America Selections and the American Seed Trades Association.

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