New Syngenta Canada president stays the course on company direction

Although only in the role for under a year, Syngenta Canada president Trevor Heck is no stranger to the company. Heck has been with Syngenta for more than 26 years in various positions.

Every second year in late October, Syngenta holds its annual Media Summit. While in attendance, RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse got the chance to catch up with how Heck has been enjoying the role, along with the challenges that come with leading a national crop production company.

When asked about what producers might see different, he says that not too much will change, as the path created by his predecessor, Jay Bradshaw, was “a great one” and he plans on sticking to it.

“(There are) not a lot of big changes in the company strategy,” he says. “We refreshed the organizational strategy about two years ago, so we’re just really moving on that path now. Some of the key areas that we’ve been focused on is a passion for customers.”

As for the regulation side of things, Heck believes Canada is quite well structured, and that some countries even look at Canada quite often for being a good leader.

Listen to RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse speak with Syngenta Canada’s new president, Trevor Heck about taking on the new role, an update on the regulatory system in Canada, and what’s to come for Syngenta Canada.


Jessika Guse

Jessika Guse is RealAgriculture's newest field editor and news lead for RealAg Radio. She's been a reporter since 2015 and has covered a variety of topics including one of her favourites, agriculture! Although she's never grown up on the farm, she loves helping out and learning as much as she can when she visits her families heritage farm near Ebenezer, Sask. You can find Jessika on Twitter at @JessikaGuse


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