Sakata Seed America has announced the addition of Michelle Miller, a horticulture and substrate industry veteran, to the company’s ornamental group. With over 30 years of experience in the wholesale nursery industry, Miller brings a robust background of greenhouse production, plant health & nutrition, soilless media formulations and technical sales experience to her new role of key account manager – West Coast for Sakata.
Miller’s expansive knowledge of greenhouse production and growing culture is sure to be an asset to Sakata’s ornamental team. In addition to a thorough understanding of the ornamental industry, Miller’s resume boasts tenure at companies including Agromillora, Sierra Gold Nurseries and Sun Gro Horticulture, making her an expert in the substrate and growing media space bringing additional skill and talent to Sakata’s recent venture into the premium Baltic substrate business, Sakata Solutions.
“I am excited to begin a new adventure at Sakata Seed America as ornamental key account manager. Sakata has a great reputation and continues to expand its portfolio to include a range of growing solutions. I believe my background will allow me to bring a special energy and ability to the role. I look forward to interacting with my long-standing connections and friends in the industry and seeing how we can grow together with Sakata’s innovative and quality product lines,” Miller said.
Effective June 22, Miller will be responsible for all ornamental key account sales and management for the West Coast territory. She will also provide technical knowledge and support for the Sakata Solutions premium Baltic substrate brand and growing customer base.
“Michelle is well-known and respected within our industry. With Sakata’s continuous growth in multiple areas of the business, we believe she will bring great perspective and knowledge to the team. We look forward to welcoming Michelle into the Sakata family and working together to promote Sakata products and services to our valued industry partners,” says Joe Cimino, director of the ornamental and solutions business groups.
In addition to her industry tenure, Miller holds a MS in Horticulture from Oregon State University and current credentials as both an International Certified Crop Advisor and a California Pesticide Crop Advisor.