Pierre Petelle will take over the role of president and CEO, replacing Ted Menzies, who stepped down early in January 2017.
“The board of directors is unanimous in its enthusiasm for having Pierre lead CropLife Canada,” said Jay Bradshaw, chair of the CropLife Canada board of directors. Pierre has consistently demonstrated professionalism, integrity and a commitment to doing what is best for Canadian agriculture and is well-respected by stakeholders across Canada and, indeed, throughout the international CropLife community.”
Petelle joined CropLife Canada in 2008, and has been the vice-president of chemistry since 2012. Prior to that, he worked at Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency.
“I am delighted to have this opportunity,” Petelle said. “CropLife Canada has a well-earned reputation for excellence and collaboration and these are values I will continue to emphasize. I consider it a privilege to work in an industry that provides tools that help farmers to feed the world, protect our environment and build our communities.”
CropLife Canada is a trade association that represents the developers, manufacturers and distributors of pesticides and plant biotechnology innovations.