OTTAWA, Jan. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - CropLife Canada is pleased to announce that
Pierre Petelle has been appointed vice-president, chemistry.
"Pierre has played a crucial role in many important CropLife Canada
projects since joining our organization a few years ago. His expertise
in the legislation and regulation that govern our products is a
tremendous asset to our association and we are looking forward to
Pierre taking on this expanded role," says Lorne Hepworth, president
Petelle joined CropLife Canada in June 2008 as the director of
regulatory affairs and non-ag uses. Prior to joining CropLife Canada,
Petelle worked with Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency
and in the structural pest control industry. Pierre holds a Biology
degree from Carleton University and an Agriculture degree from the
University of Guelph.
Innovations in plant science technologies like pesticides and plant
biotechnology make it possible for Canadian farmers to grow more food
on less land which supplies Canada as well as more than 150 other
countries with Canadian crops. Farmers rely on having access to
valuable tools like pesticides. Without the use of crop protection
products, 65 per cent of Canada's vegetable crops and 68 per cent of
Canada's fruit crops would not exist.
"Our industry will face many challenges in the next few years with the
world's population continuing to grow and more mouths to feed than ever
before. I'm confident that Pierre will bring many new ideas to the
table and help advance our industry's work," says Hepworth.
Pierre is located at the CropLife Canada head office in Ottawa and can
be reached by phone at 613-230-9881 ext. 3222 or by email at email@example.com
CropLife Canada is the trade association representing the manufacturers,
developers and distributors of plant science innovations — pest control
products and plant biotechnology — for use in agriculture, urban and
public health settings.
Image with caption: "Pierre Petelle, Vice-president, chemistry, CropLife Canada. (CNW Group/CropLife Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120103_C8319_PHOTO_EN_8427.jpg
SOURCE CropLife Canada
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