John Van de Vegte
Project 20-004, 20-005
John Van De Vegte is an Engineering Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
John has a Masters of Engineering degree from the University of Toronto and was registered as a Professional Engineer in Ontario in 1989. Since that time, he has filled roles of engineering and management roles in a variety of industries. These include environmental, automotive, custom automation, pharmaceutical and renewable energy. Most recently, John worked at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre as Project Manager, Robotics and Automation. It was during this time that John became more aware of the challenges facing the agricultural industry in Ontario.
John joined the Innovation, Engineering and Program Delivery Unit of Environmental Management Branch in August 2015. As an Engineering Specialist, John has been working on a variety of projects related to technology development, livestock welfare, barn fire reduction and process optimization.
OP funded projects:
Project 18-005: CO2 Euthanasia System with Improved Process Control
Project 18-006: Barn Gas Monitoring with Automated Ventilation Control
Project 20-004: Beta Prototypes of Improved Euthanasia Chamber to Support Commercialization
Project 20-005: Direct Pen Ventilation Retrofit for Nursery Rooms