Syngenta Canada Inc. has named Shaun Vey as its new head of sales for crop protection.
Vey steps in to the role immediately. He will lead the national sales and key account team from the company’s office at Calgary, Alta., and serve on the organization’s leadership team. He succeeds Duane Johnson who retired in May after 33 years with Syngenta and its legacy companies.
“Shaun has a deep passion for agriculture, building strong relationships, and being part of a collaborative team. Over many years of working with Shaun, I have come to appreciate his leadership skills, strategic mindset, sharp business acumen, and entrepreneurial approach,” says Trevor Heck, president of Syngenta Canada.
Vey has held various roles at Syngenta for the past 14 years, primarily with the Canadian organization. Most recently, he gained international experience as head of marketing for Syngenta UK, Ireland & Nordics.
“It’s great to be back with the Canadian team, serving growers and working with retail partners. I look forward to deepening our customer and industry relationships and advancing Canadian agriculture,” says Vey. “I’m grateful for the many opportunities throughout my Syngenta career that have prepared me for this role.”
Vey has a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from the University of Saskatchewan and an Executive MBA from Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.