Hort Americas is proud to announce that Victor Loaiza Mejia has joined our team as the Technical Sales Manager for California, Oregon and Washington. Victor studied agronomy in Mexico and did a year of study at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California. After graduating he worked for Koppert Mexico and for British American Tobacco. In 2005, Victor received his masters of science degree from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
His new found specialties in greenhouse horticulture and controlled environment agriculture then took him to the Netherlands where he worked three years for Royal Pride Holland as a grower before he came to the United States and joined Eurofresh Farms in Wilcox, Ariz. At Eurofresh he worked as a production manager and later took over the final implementation of Priva FS. Eurofresh Farms was bought by Nature Sweet in 2012.
In 2013, Victor became one of the first urban growers when he became the lead grower at Gotham Greens in Brooklyn, N.Y. At Gotham Greens Victor wore many hats and helped manage all operational aspects of the business. Victor left Gotham Greens after three years and moved back to California.
Victor has extensive experience in growing leafy greens and tomatoes under very varied production circumstances. He has worked with all types of software and has hands- on experience in organizing labor.
Please join us in welcoming Victor to Hort Americas.