Syngenta Canada announces leadership change
By Top Crop Manager
Syngenta Canada will undergo a leadership change this spring. Jay Bradshaw, president and territory head for Syngenta Canada, is retiring at the end of May, and Trevor Heck will assume his role as successor effective June 1.
Bradshaw started his career in Saskatoon in the early 1980s as a sales representative, and held more senior roles with other companies prior to joining Syngenta Canada in October 2001. Over the course of his career, Bradshaw has served Canadian agriculture through his participation on numerous boards, organizations and initiatives, including as a founding director of Cleanfarms, founding director of Cereals Canada, and on the Rural Ontario Institute, Ontario 4-H Foundation, and CropLife Canada. In 2009, he was named Agri-Marketer of the Year and, in 2013, received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his significant contributions to agriculture in Canada.
Trevor Heck began his career with a Syngenta legacy company in 1992 as a sales representative based in Provost, Alta. From there, he assumed various other roles in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta, followed by assignments in Australia and the United Kingdom. Heck returned to Canada in 2003, and had successive roles as district sales manager and head of key accounts in Western Canada. Since 2011, Heck has served as the head of marketing with the Syngenta Canada organization.