New manager


Brando Valdés

Brando Valdés

Sales Manager Northern Sonora

Ahern Seeds is proud to announce the addition of Brando Valdés to the team. Brando joins the company as Sales Manager for Northern Sonora. He graduated from the Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro in Saltillo, Coahuila with an engineering degree in Horticulture Agronomy. He comes to Ahern with over thirteen years of sales and product development experience in the vegetable seed industry.

Before joining Ahern, Brando worked for ten years in both sales and product development positions for Kiethly Williams Seeds. Prior to that, he worked in sales and development of brassicas and hot peppers for Sakata Seeds. Having also worked on farms and for agrochemical companies, Brando has acquired a broad knowledge of the industry throughout his career.

The addition of Brando Valdés demonstrates Ahern’s continued commitment to provide expert service and added value to our customers in every region of Mexico.

Our CEO, Kevin Ahern says, “We are very happy that Brando Valdes decided to join Ahern Seeds as manager of Northern Sonora. His experience, talent, good judgement and deep customer ties make him the perfect representative of Ahern to Sonoran growers. I predict he will rise very far and very fast in our organization.”

Sales and Product Development


Carlos Iñiguez

Carlos Iñiguez

Sales Ensenada

We are pleased to welcome engineer Carlos Manuel Iñiguez as our new sales representative in Ensenada. He graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in San Quintín with a degree in agronomy. Carlos has vast experience in the industry, having worked in companies throughout the San Quintín and Maneadero areas.

Prior to joining our team, he managed Innovación Agrícola’s San Quintín branch, where he provided farmers with technical assistance, sold agrochemicals, and managed a wide array of organic products and fertilizers. Carlos brings extensive and practical knowledge of the region and its farmers.

With his vision for the region and his professional objectives, which align with ours at Ahern, we know that Carlos will provide farmers with the help they trust and need. As Carlos Sánchez, Regional Manager of Baja California Norte y Sur says, “Carlos knows the area, region and clients in a deep manner which will help him to continue to provide first-class service to customers in the area.”

 


Edgar Limón

Edgar Limón

Product Development Aguascalientes & Zacatecas

Ahern proudly welcomes Edgar Limón to our product development team in Aguascalientes and Zacatecas. Edgar graduated from Universidad Politécnica in southern Zacatecas, with an engineering degree in AgroTechnology and a certification in vegetable production. He carried out his professional internships with Fertilizantes Guayaberos y Cañeros, where upon completing his program he joined the company as a field technician in southern Zacatecas.

Recently, Edgar was in charge of marketing campaigns for vegetables under protected and open field cultivation for Syngenta. His experience in the field and knowledge of the industry brings a lot of value to our company. Paulo Garcia, Regional Manager of Occidental Mexico says, “Edgar’s knowledge of the region and crops will help us have better coverage in the area and also be able to provide unparalleled service to all our customers.”

 


Esteban Contreras

Esteban Contreras

Product Development Mexicali

Ahern is proud to welcome Esteban Contreras as the new Product Development Representative for Mexicali. He graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in San Quintín with a degree in agronomy. For the last year, Esteban has assisted our sales team in San Quintín and Mexicali. His dedication and proactivity made him the ideal candidate for the Product Development position in Mexicali.

With his contributions, we will better reach our customers in the area and achieve our mission: to deliver the best seed varieties, technology, and crop advice to each grower backed by the best research, service, knowledge, and value in the industry. Carlos Sánchez, Regional Manager for North and South Baja California expressed, “The commitment that Esteban has shown in his work reflects that of Ahern to our growers and with his support we will continue to grow with them.”

Ahern Integrated Solutions


Jaime Martínez

Jaime Martínez

Key Account Specialist

We are happy to announce that Jaime Martinez will be joining the team as a Key Account Specialist for Ahern Integrated Solutions. With 16 years of experience in the vegetable seed industry and an engineering degree in agriculture from the Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro in Torreon, he is well equipped for his new role.

Jaime comes with vast experience and high level knowledge of the industry and its trends throughout Mexico. After earning his degree, he worked for 8 years in vegetable seed production for protected culture and open field crops in companies such as Almerimex, Grupo GR, and Agro Productos del Cabo, in Coahuila, Sinaloa, Chihuahua and Baja California. In 2008, he joined Zeraim México as a sales representative in Bajío and Northeastern Mexico. Later he participated in the merger with Syngenta of protected culture crops and worked for the last 3 years as a Key Account Advisor of protected crops in the Central and Northeastern regions of Mexico.

Kevin Ahern, CEO of Ahern Seeds says, “We are delighted to welcome Jaime Martínez to the Ahern team. His extensive experience in vegetable seeds and horticulture make him the perfect candidate to handle Key Accounts of Ahern Integrated Solutions. We are very fortunate that he has chosen to join our team.”