Sakata Names New President

Sakata Names New President

David Armstrong will assume the position of presidency and CEO of Sakata Seed America, replacing Paul Bennett, who is retiring after 12 years in the position. Armstrong will oversee research, production, marketing and distribution operations for Sakata and its subsidiaries in Canada, Central America, Mexico and the United States.

Armstrong has held senior international management positions with seed industry leaders over 30 years, and he has worked in North America, Asia and Europe. He joined Sakata in 2006 as managing director of the global ornamentals business based in The Netherlands.


Sakata’s Ko Matsunaga has also retired. Matsunaga was vice president and CFO, and his positions will be separated. Jerry Reimer has been appointed as vice president and Kazuyuki Matsuoka has been appointed CFO.

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