Syngenta Canada Inc. has named Shaun Vey as head of sales, crop protection effective August 1, 2023. He will lead the national sales and key account team from the company’s office in Calgary, Alberta, and serve on the organization’s leadership team.
“Shaun has a deep passion for agriculture, building strong relationships, and being part of a collaborative team. Over many years of working with Shaun, I have come to appreciate his leadership skills, strategic mindset, sharp business acumen, and entrepreneurial approach,” Says Trevor Heck, president of Syngenta Canada.
Vey has held various roles at Syngenta for the past 14 years, primarily with the Canadian organization. Most recently, he gained international experience as head of narketing for Syngenta UK, Ireland & Nordics. In his new role, Vey will work with his team across nine provinces to build best-in-class customer experience, delivering innovative solutions with a focus on sustainability and quality.
“It’s great to be back with the Canadian team, serving growers and working with retail partners. I look forward to deepening our customer and industry relationships and advancing Canadian agriculture,” says Vey. “I’m grateful for the many opportunities throughout my Syngenta career that have prepared me for this role.”
Vey first joined Syngenta Canada as an intern. He then worked full-time as a territory sales representative based in West-Central Saskatchewan. Following this, he moved to the product management team where he was responsible for a broad range of product portfolios including non-selective herbicides, insecticides, cereal seed, canola seed, and finally as product lead for Seedcare. In 2019, Vey was promoted to the role of disease control business manager, leading the fungicide business in Canada and the launch of the Miravis portfolio. In 2021, he relocated with his family to Cambridge, England where he led the marketing teams in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway.
Vey has a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from the University of Saskatchewan and an Executive MBA from Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
He succeeds Duane Johnson who retired in May after 33 years with Syngenta and its legacy companies. For more about Vey and the Syngenta Canada leadership team, visit: syngenta.ca/people
Source: Syngenta Canada August 1, 2023 news release