North America, Seed

HZPC Americas welcomes Eric Norton to its North American team

HZPC Americas Corp is pleased to announce the latest addition to its North American team, Eric Norton. Eric Norton brings with him over 15 years of experience of seed production, variety development and breeding nursery management.  He holds a M.S. degree in Agronomy from The University of Arizona.

“We’re very excited to have Eric join our team.  He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of seed production and variety development from the grain industry and we are happy to bring his unique perspectives into our growing team of seed potato professionals,” says Aron Derbidge, President of HZPC Americas Corp. 

“Eric will be collaborating directly with our licensed seed growers and dealers to ensure our new potato varieties are meeting the needs of North American potato growers, and to help them achieve the next level of success.”

“I’m very excited to join the HZPC Americas Corp. team. I was raised on a family farm in Southeast Arizona I look forward to bringing my experiences from the small grain cereal crops sector into the potato industry,” Eric says. 

“As HZPC celebrates it’s 125th anniversary this year, I’m excited to join their worldwide team at this time.  Their rich traditions, dedication to the potato segment growth, and excellence in research, breeding and seed production are all things that I’m happy to be a part of as we develop our dealer network in North America.”

The addition of Mr. Norton brings the HZPC Americas team to 8 members strategically placed across the U.S. and Canada.  For dealer inquiries please contact Eric at

Source: HZPC Americas
Photo: Eric Norton

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