SeCan GM named CSTA president

SeCan general manager Jeff Reid has been elected the new president of the Canadian Seed Trade Association.

Reid, based at SeCan’s Kanata, Ont. head office, was previously a manager at C&M Seeds of Palmerston, Ont.

Reid said in a CSTA release Wednesday coming out of the association’s meeting in St. John’s that he plans to focus on the association’s membership, which currently includes 132 corporate members involved in seed research, production and marketing.

“The board of directors has recognized that in one of the association’s key strategic goals — to ensure we have an inclusive and broadly based membership that represents all facets of the seed trade,” Reid said.

“We need to ensure that all of our members and some potential new members see value in a CSTA membership, whether they are big or small, and no matter in which crop kind they specialize.”

Also at CSTA’s annual meeting, Dave Sippell of Syngenta Seeds Canada was elected first vice-president and Wayne Unger of BrettYoung Seeds was named second vice-president.

New members elected to the CSTA board at the meeting include David Harwood of Pioneer Hi-Bred, Scott Horner of Hi Tech Production and Ron Kehler of BASF Canada.

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