American Takii Inc., Salinas, Calif., has hired Steve Wiley as general manager.

Wiley will oversee sales and operations at American Takii’s main office in Salinas, a vegetable research facility in Yuma, Ariz., and its sales office in Mexico, according to a news release.

Wiley has more than 30 years of experience in the seed industry and was a co-founder and former vice president of sales and marketing at Sierra Seed Company.

Most recently Wiley was the consumer benefits launch lead at Monsanto, St. Louis, according to the release.