Thursday, February 9, 2017
EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois—Hortica®, a brand of the Sentry Insurance Group, is proud to announce that Robert Otsuka has been hired as Regional Sales Manager – West Region. Otsuka brings extensive knowledge and familiarity with the floral and horticultural industry.
A former member of Hortica’s board of directors and advisory council, Otsuka was most recently the executive vice president and general manager of California Flower Market, LLC. He brings with him 29 years of experience in marketing and providing services to San Francisco Flower Market vendors and their wholesale customers.
Otsuka is active in various floral industry organizations, including the California State Floral Association, California Cut Flower Commission, and Cal Flowers. He also serves as president of the Board of Trustees of the Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation, and previously served on the Wholesale Council for the Society of American Florists.
“We are excited to have Bob join our sales team, helping us continue to build business relationships in the western states,” said Traci Dooley, Hortica’s director of National Sales. “He understands the needs of the customers we serve, and his work ethic, knowledge, and professionalism will represent Hortica well.”
Since 1887, Hortica, a brand of the Sentry Insurance Group, has helped protect horticultural businesses across the United States. Our goal is to guide and provide insurance solutions for greenhouse growers, nurseries, garden centers, retail florists, wholesale floral distributors, interior plantscapers, and lawn care professionals. As a part of Sentry, one of the largest and most financially secure mutual insurance companies in the United States, we provide peace of mind and the assurance that we’ll be there when you need us most.