TOKYO, Japan — Suntory Flowers has announced that Lorentina McKoy has joined its North American team. As national sales representative, she is focused on grower relations and product development. Based in Brenham, Texas, McKoy brings strong propagation, production planning and trialing experience.
She has worked for several large operations, including Greenleaf Nursery, Magnolia Gardens Nursery and Altman Specialty Plants. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture and a focus on greenhouse management and nursery floral crop production.
Since starting with Suntory in mid-October, McKoy has met with and visited more than 25 grower customers from coast to coast. This is the first time Suntory Flowers has had a dedicated sales/product representative in North America.
“We’re very excited to have Lorentina,” says Masashi Matsumura, international business manager, Suntory Flowers. “In addition to the experience she brings as production manager, she has a great passion for plants. We now have two highly experienced people in North America – Lorentina as sales representative and Delilah Onofrey as marketing director. Together, I believe our new division will be able to provide our customers with even better service.”
McKoy adds, “Suntory continues to bring new, exciting, quality plants to market. Now I hope to bring those same qualities front and center to the growers in the United States and Canada. Being able to share my passion for these plants and knowledge with so many growers and production facilities is the best part.”