PlantHaven Welcomes Angela Mekjian to Project Management Team
Breeders’ agent PlantHaven International has added
Angela Mekjian as a key member of its project management team with responsibility for PlantHaven’s high-volume annuals and
“My colleagues and I are delighted that Angela is joining
us at this exciting time for PlantHaven and our clients,”
said PlantHaven President Geoff Needham. “Angela has proven expertise in bringing exceptional breeding
programs to our industry’s most progressive growers and marketers.”
Angela holds a Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture from California Polytechnic State University and
has extensive experience in all aspects of the plant introduction business in the USA, Europe and Asia.
She will be concentrating on PlantHaven’s high-volume international breeding programs including Whetman®
Dianthus; Penhow™ Alonsoa, Diascia, and Nemesia; and Realflor™ Gaillardias and Leucanthemums.
PlantHaven is a market-leading, independent, new plant introduction agency that assists plant breeders
worldwide in bringing their new varieties to market. The company offers advice and service in market research,
garden trials and variety protection through Plant Breeders Rights and U.S. Plant Patents.
PlantHaven’s clients include a global family of independent breeders, breeding companies, and universities.
Their cultivars undergo extensive testing and trialing ensuring consistency and plant worthiness in different
climate zones. The company has developed systems and methods allowing them to assemble a unique offering
of more than 700 new varieties for the garden and landscape markets.
For more information, visit www.planthaven.com.