GUELPH, ONTARIO (April 6, 2021) – The Ontario Pork Board of Directors welcomes incoming Chair John de Bruyn and Vice-Chair Arno Schober.
De Bruyn, a producer from Oxford County, and Schober, a producer from Simcoe County, were acclaimed to the roles at a board meeting on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Both have deep roots in the farming community and share an interest in advancing industry research. De Bruyn previously served as Vice-Chair of Ontario Pork and has been instrumental in securing support for a new research barn, while Schober served as Chair of the Research Committee.
Former Board Chair Eric Schwindt will remain as a director. Marysville-area producer Oliver Haan completed his term on March 24, 2021, after serving as a director for 15 years. Bruce Hudson, a pork producer and delegate from the Ottawa Valley was acclaimed as a new Board member representing Zone 4. Other board members include Doug Ahrens, Chris Cossitt, Mike Mitchell, Maaike Campbell and Tara Terpstra.
“I look forward to working with the board and representing producers as we address current and emerging issues impacting the Ontario pork industry,” said de Bruyn. “Serving as Chair of Ontario Pork is an opportunity to advocate for the interests of pork producers and continue the long history of working for industry betterment.”
In 2021, Ontario Pork celebrates a milestone anniversary, marking 75 years of working on behalf of producers for the betterment of the pork industry in the province.