Seed Systems, Inc., a part of the Germain's Technology Group (GTG), has announced the appointment of Zeb James as sales manager.

With 25 years experience in agricultural sales, James brings specialized expertise in vegetables, flowers, and tobacco to the Gilroy, Calif., based operation. James will be primarily responsible for increasing Seed Systems' presence in these three markets.

“I'm pleased to be with Seed Systems,” said James of his new position. “Not only is the company an industry leader in its own right, but we are associated with a worldwide leader in seed development and technology through our parent company.

Before joining Seed Systems, James worked for F.W. Rickard Seeds and was director of sales and marketing for Incotec USA. He also served as a seed inspector for the North Carolina Crop Improvement Association.

James holds bachelor's and master's degrees in general agriculture from North Carolina State University.