Diaz-Saavedra Joins Certis USA Boosting Its Biopesticide Sales Force Numbers As the Biopesticide Company Continues Its Strong Growth
COLUMBIA, MD—August 1, 2017—Gabe Diaz-Saavedra brings his extensive background in biopesticides and organic production to the biopesticide company Certis USA as Account Manager for the mid-Atlantic states. Diaz-Saavedra handles sales and marketing duties for the company’s bioinsecticides and biofungicides, as well as the introduction of LifeGard™, the first biological plant activator available for use by growers of specialty agriculture crops, including vegetables, potatoes and fruit.
Diaz-Saavedra directly reports to Scott Peterson, Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Peterson said, “Gabe has 34 years of experience building and managing profitable sales territories and stewarding sustainable products. His experience is welcome and necessary as our sales force is pushed to meet the increasing demand for biopesticides in conventionally grown agriculture, as well as in organically produced crops.”
Diaz-Saavedra previously served as sales manager/agronomist for Perdue AgriBusiness and regional sales manager for Koppert Biological Systems. Diaz-Saavedra has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida-Gainesville and a B.S. degree in Agriculture from Cornell University. He is a member of the Florida and Georgia blueberry grower associations, Tennessee Organic Growers Association, the Organic Association of Kentucky, the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and the not-for-profit organization Georgia Organics. Diaz-Saavedra is a Certified Crop Advisor. He will work from his office in Bradenton, Florida.
Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Certis USA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of biopesticide products for specialty agricultural and horticultural markets and the home and garden market. Certis USA products provide valuable solutions by meeting the challenges faced by today’s growers who are seeking sustainable alternatives, resistant pest management and harvest solutions, and low pesticide residues for market flexibility and export accessibility. For more information about Certis USA or its products visit www.CertisUSA.com.