Ecoation announced the appointment of Albert Pinto as its new North American Sales Director. Albert joins the Ecoation executive team following his role as a business advisor to the company over the past 3 years. Albert brings more than 10 years of experience in horticulture where he helped bring Dutch growing technologies and methods into the North American marketplace.
“Viscon, a leader in fresh produce automation worldwide, will absolutely benefit from the addition of Albert to their team”, said Viscon NA’s CEO Arie Barendregt. “The timing is perfect as Viscon NA’s local team continues with projects as an essential service in Canada. Albert will assist in leading project management, sales, and co-ordinating service in his transition from his previous role. Viscon Group NA has offered industry wide service assistance in these challenging times, to help all of Canada’s producers to stay operational in light of travel bans and service interruptions.”
Albert is now jointly leading the sales effort at Viscon Group North America. Albert will split his time between the 2 companies. Albert will manage the advancement of Ecoation’s sales activities and focus on expanding Ecoation’s novel platform and offering in North America.
“Albert brought great level of enthusiasm, deep understanding of the market need and wealth of experience and knowledge about what our customers want get out of our offering”, said Dr. Saber Miresmailli, Ecoation’s founder and CEO. “Albert is joining our team at a critical time when the world is trying to understand how the business should operates during this global pandemic. Albert's ability to think outside the box and his innovative ways of engaging our customers is critical to the success of the company at this juncture of time. We are thrilled to welcome him to our executive team."
According to Albert, “It was an easy decision to make, the world has a food problem and the Ecoation team are helping to solve it. Combining my activities at Ecoation with Viscon Group only made sense, the world needs to automate its critical processes and Viscon a global leader who will innovate those solutions. I am involved with two world class companies, I work with dear friends and mentors. I have a rewarding, purposeful career… life is good.”
Albert attended Mohawk College in Hamilton near his hometown of Grimsby, ON. He spent close to a decade as an accomplished chef before taking his passion for food directly to the source.