Director of Industry Relations
In his role as Director of Industry Relations for Ag-West Bio, Kent will develop and implement the organization’s membership strategy and work with the team to raise the awareness of the value Ag-West Bio brings to various agriculture and agri-food.
A passion for agriculture led to Kent completing his BSA at the University of Saskatchewan. Summer jobs in research sparked an interest in the commercial input sector of agriculture business.
Kent’s career has spanned over three decades, focused on Territory Management and District Sales Leader Roles with Dow AgroSciences and Corteva Agrisciences. He brings extensive experience with training and development in the fields of sales, strategic account management, leadership, team development and organizational change.
A keen interest in developing others led Kent to complete his graduate level certificate in Executive Coaching at Royal Roads University in Victoria. Recently, he has been consulting in the areas of sales force development, organizational change, and family farm succession planning, as well as coaching c-suite leaders.
Kent finds his energy through time with family and friends, long days on the water fishing with his wife Gayleen, entertaining friends and developing his skills as a backyard pitmaster, or creating in his wood shop. And most of the time the air is filled with the sounds of the jazz and blues masters of days gone by as well as the legends in the making. His greatest blessing is time with his grandchildren, teaching them good and bad habits and watching them grow.