December 12, 1999
Harris Moran Seed Company is pleased to announce the
addition of Dan Stephens as Marketing Communications Manager.
Stephens brings 10 years of award-winning agricultural journalism, public relations, and
advertising experience to the Modesto, CA-based vegetable seed company. As Communications
Manager, Stephens will be responsible for internal, external, and corporate communications
for Harris Moran.
Specifically, Stephens duties will include everything from creating advertising to
writing press releases and feature stories to promote the companys 1200-plus
products. Hell also be responsible for managing and updating the companys
website on the internet.
Franck Berger, vice president of marketing and international sales of Harris Moran, says
Stephens will be key in advancing the companys global communication strategy.
Dans knowledge of agricultural particularly vegetable markets as well as his
journalism and advertising background will be pivotal in increasing the exposure of our
company and our products to a worldwide audience.
Prior to coming to Harris Moran, Stephens worked for Fruehling Communications, a San
Diego-based public relations and advertising agency specializing in agricultural
Before that, Stephens worked as Western Editor for Meister Publishing, generating feature
stories for magazines like American Vegetable Grower, American Fruit Grower, Farm
Productores de Hortalizas.
He lives in Modesto with his wife, Karen, and three children. Harris Moran Seed Company is
a part of Vilmorin Clause & Cie, the vegetable division of Groupe Limagrain, a French company
specializing in agriculture.