Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers is getting a new executive director, as Francois Labelle is retiring from the role as of July 15.

Labelle has served as MPSG’s executive director since 2014.

The board of directors has chosen Daryl Domitruk, who serves as MPSG’s director of research and production, to replace Labelle.

“It’s been an honour to witness the pulse and soybean industry grow and it’s been an honour to work for such a strong board, as well as alongside top-of-class staff,” says Labelle, in a statement.

Francois Labelle (supplied)

“Francois’ contribution to Manitoba’s pulse and soybean industry is immeasurable,” says MPSG board chair Calvin Penner. “He was on the board that formed what is now MPSG and he has been involved with it ever since. His knowledge of the ag industry runs deep. He’s got some great stories to tell. Francois will be missed. We’re sad for the loss, but his retirement is well deserved and we wish him all the happiness, as he embarks on the next stage of his life and career.”

“We’re excited to have Daryl assume the executive director role and I speak for the entire board when I say the organization will be in good hands,” continues Penner.

Domitruk served in various managerial and leadership positions within Manitoba Agriculture from 1996 to 2018 when he joined MPSG. Prior to that, he worked for the Manitoba Zero Tillage Association.

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