The Canadian Seed Growers’ Affiliation (CSGA) has introduced that Doug Miller will tackle the place of executive director and CEO of CSGA, efficient April 1.
Miller arrived at CSGA in 2011, and since then has managed CSGA’s core certification enterprise and expertise infrastructure. As a acknowledged business although chief and innovator, Miller has been on the forefront of the modernization and digital transformation of the seed certification system.
Miller has held management positions of accelerating duty throughout the Affiliation of Official Seed Certifying Businesses primarily based out of the U.S., as properly as at present holding one in all two board of director membership positions with the group.
Miller holds an MBA with a meals and agribusiness specialization from the College of Guelph, a biology diploma, and a complicated venture administration certification from Stanford College. Earlier than he joined CSGA, Miller labored as a excessive visibility points supervisor for the Canadian Meals Inspection Company, the place he gained expertise with their seeds program.
“I am very excited to start this next phase of my career with CSGA,” says Miller. “The Association and the pedigreed seed system in Canada have a promising future. The Canadian agriculture environment is changing faster than ever, and the time is right for a proactive, flexible, and efficient approach to serving it. Technology, coupled with a deep understanding of our members’ needs across our service offerings, will take us there.”
Miller succeeds Glyn Chancey, who’s retiring after 5 years within the function. Along with the management change, Caroline Lafontaine will probably be taking up the function of chief working officer.
CSGA president Joe Rennick says, “Doug is the right leader, in the right place, at the right time for the Association and the industry it serves. The Board is looking forward to working with Doug, Caroline, and the entire CSGA team. We are confident the Association is well-positioned to thrive for years to come.”