CropLife Canada appointees

Ian Affleck, vice-president, plant biotechnology

CropLife Canada welcomes two new vice-presidents of chemistry and plant biotechnology. It’s the Ottawa-based trade association representing the developers, manufacturers and distributors of pesticides and plant biotechnology innovations.

 

Alan Schlachter is the new vice-president of chemistry. He previously worked at the Canadian Meat Council and has held various senior trade and policy positions with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Early in his career he was a mixed grain and beef farmer in Alberta. Alan is proficient in English, French and Spanish.

 

Ian Affleck has been promoted to vice-president of plant biotechnology following the retirement of Dr. Stephen Yarrow. In his new role, Ian will work with domestic and international agricultural stakeholders and governments on policies, regulations and science related to modern plant breeding. He joined CropLife Canada in 2014 and prior to that worked at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for 10 years with a focus on the regulation of novel plants and new varieties.

 

Source:  CropLife Canada March 2, 2018 news release. 

If latest news: 
Check if it is latest news (for "Latest News" page)
Publish date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Click to leave a comment

CAPTCHA
For security purposes, please confirm you are not a robot!

RELATED NEWS

Ken Forth awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Guelph conferred an honorary degree on broccoli grower Ken Forth during convocation ceremonies on June 12.  He was cited for his decades of leadership work on the labour file that has taken him to Mexico, the Caribbean and meetings in Europe.

Chris Davison heads to Washington

With more than 25 years of experience in public affairs and communications, Chris Davison is leaving corporate and government affairs in Syngenta’s Guelph, Ontario office to take up a new role in Washington, DC. He is the new head, business sustainability for Syngenta North America.

Crystal Mackay launches Loft32

The former CEO of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity has announced her founding of communications company Loft32 in Guelph, Ontario.

John Jamieson takes on CEO role

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity has hired John Jamieson as its new president and CEO. Most recently, Jamieson served as deputy minister of agriculture and fisheries, and deputy minister of rural and regional development in Prince Edward Island. He was also a past executive director of the Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture.

Dairy farmer is new PEI ag minister

Bloyce Thompson is adding extra roles to his daily routine of milking Holstein cows. He is Prince Edward Island’s new minister of agriculture and land, justice and public safety and attorney general.