June 23, 2005
Moran Seed Company (HM) is pleased to announce that Todd
Collins (photo), HM's sales representative for Central
California, has been promoted to Western Regional Sales Manager.
Beginning July 1, he will lead a sales force whose territory
ranges from the Northwest, to California and Arizona, down to
Texas, and everywhere in between
His goal: "To grow our business," Collins said. "I want to grow
our business by helping our dealers and customers grow their
business. We can do this by bringing the right varieties to
He will focus on melons, watermelons, honeydews, fresh market
tomatoes, lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower.
Based in San Luis Obispo, California, he holds a BS in Agronomy
from Cal Poly with a minor in Agribusiness. He joined Harris
Moran in May of 2001. Prior to coming to Harris Moran, he held
sales positions in several agricultural companies. He has been
in the vegetable seed business six years.
Collins is a member of the California Agricultural Leadership
Program. The group recently returned from a three-week visit of
Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania where they toured growing areas,
met farmers and rubbed shoulders with diplomats.
James Webb, Harris Moran's sales and marketing vice-president,
said, "I am confident that with Todd's knowledge and energy we
will together bring the western region to the next level."
Harris Moran Seed Company is part of the largest
independently owned seed company in the world. It is owned by
Groupe Limagrain, a cooperative owned, run, and operated by
Harris Moran breeds innovative vegetable varieties designed to
boost yield, reduce chemical inputs, and increase freshness,
flavor and fruit quality from plow to plate. The company breeds
vegetables for markets in more than 65 countries.