Syngenta Canada will undergo a change in leadership at the end of May.
The company has announced Jay Bradshaw will be retiring from his role as president and territory head for Canada. He will be replaced by Trevor Heck, effective June 1, 2018.
Bradshaw has been the head of Syngenta’s Canadian operations for nearly 17 years.
“I have had the good fortune to be part of what I believe is the most dynamic and one of the critically most important sectors of our economy and country,” said Bradshaw in a statement on Monday. “The growing recognition of the importance and contributions of agriculture generally and plant production agriculture specifically, to address some of our most pressing challenges and realize some of our biggest opportunities is something I am proud to have been associated with over the course of my career.”
Bradshaw has served on numerous boards, organizations and initiatives, including as a founding director of Cleanfarms, founding director of Cereals Canada, and on the Rural Ontario Institute, Ontario 4-H Foundation, and CropLife Canada. In 2009, he was named the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association’s Agri-Marketer of the Year.
Heck has been the head of marketing for Syngenta Canada since 2011. He began his career with a Syngenta legacy company in 1992 in Provost, Alberta, and has since held roles in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Australia and the UK.
“In this new role, I look forward to continuing and advancing this work in collaboration with farmers and the broader agricultural sector to support the sector’s growth and competitiveness and help realize Canada’s full potential as a leader in agricultural innovation,” said Heck.