Nunhems, the vegetable seed division of Bayer CropScience, has named Heinz Ebel hot pepper crop sales manager for North America.

In the position, Ebel will oversee marketing and sales strategies for Nunhems’ hot pepper seed and manage a staff of sales and product specialists, according to a Nunhems news release.

Ebel joined Nunhems in 2008 after spending more than four years as a sales coordinator at Bayer CropScience Mexico. He later was promoted to general manager for Nunhems Mexico, where he helped develop new business processes and sales support functions for the region.

Nunhems produces more than 2,500 varieties of seed in 28 vegetable crops, including carrots, cucumbers, leeks, lettuce, melons, onions, peppers, tomatoes and watermelon.