New CCC Board Chair Elected


March 15, 2013

Terry Youzwa has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Canola Council of Canada (CCC).
Youzwa is a Director on the SaskCanola Board of Directors and he farms near Nipawin, Sask. He succeeds Pat Van Osch who finished his term as Chairman. Van Osch remains on the board as a Director.
“On behalf of the board, I want to extend our sincere gratitude for Pat’s service as Chairman,” says Youzwa.  “He provided exceptional leadership during a time of change at the CCC, and he was a model of collaboration throughout his term.”
Youzwa says he is looking forward to working with the Board of Directors as the industry continues to work toward its target of 15 million tonnes of sustainable production and demand by 2015. “I thank the Board of Directors for their confidence in me and I look forward to collaborating with them to set the direction for our industry post 2015.”
The new Executive Committee is:
Chairman: Youzwa
1st Vice Chair: Brian Conn
2nd Vice Chair: Shaun Wildman
Finance Chair: Adrian Man
Director at Large: Neil Arbuckle
The Board of Directors:

Neil Arbuckle, Monsanto Canada

Ken Campbell, Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Brian Chorney, Manitoba Canola Growers Association

Brian Conn, Louis Dreyfus Commodities Ltd.

Conor Dobson, Bayer CropScience

David Dzisiak, Dow AgroSciences

Colin Felstad, Alberta Canola Producers Commission (new replacing Jody Klassen)

Woody Galloway, Bunge Canada

Ian Grant, Pioneer Hi-Bed Ltd.

Todd Hames, Canadian Canola Growers Association

Adian Man, Richardson International Ltd.

Dean McQueen, Viterra (new replacing Richard Wansbutter)

Ken Stone, Cargill Ltd.

Neil Sabourin, Cargill Ltd. (new replacing Lach Coburn)

Pat Van Osch, Richardson Oilseed Ltd.

Shaun Wildman, Viterra

Terry Youzwa, SaskCanola


Media may contact:

Debbie Belanger, Director of Communications

Canola Council of Canada