The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) has announced Leah Olson as its new chief executive officer, effective April 13, 2020.
Olson joins PAMI with 15 years of senior management experience, including director of Sabanto Ag, Intelliconn, and Ag West Bio. She also served as CEO of DOT Technology Corp., CEO of SeedMaster Manufacturing, and president of the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada. She also brings political experience as she spent time serving as chief of staff and senior policy advisor to numerous provincial and federal ministers.
“Leah is right for the job,” says Tim Oleksyn, chair of PAMI. “Her strong team approach, extensive agricultural background, and drive to embrace innovation will further strengthen PAMI’s strategic alliances and expand our footprint in Canada and internationally.”
Olson says she is very excited to be joining the PAMI team. “At this time of uncertainty, I am optimistic that by working together we can help translate applied research into meaningful products that will provide high-quality jobs, and increased productivity for those we work with. PAMI’s team is uniquely positioned to do this especially in agriculture, mining, and transportation.”