NEWS RELEASE – Flax Council of Canada Announces President’s Retirement
Winnipeg, Manitoba (July 21 , 2017) – Brian Johnson, Chair of the Flax Council of Canada, announced today the retirement of Mr. Donald Kerr as President of the Flax Council.
“Over the last three years Don was active in building a stronger production research program, creating a flax agronomy program with our first dedicated agronomist, and actively promoted open international trade of flax and flax products. The Board of Directors would like to thank Don for his leadership and wish him well in his retirement”, said Brian Johnson.
Don was instrumental in bringing together the thoughts and considerations of all industry participants to convey a consistent message. While Don has retired from day to day activities at the Flax Council he will do some contract work for the Council regarding long term planning for the flax industry.
“Don’s many years of working in the industry was a strong asset and his knowledge and understanding of the issues at hand will be missed”, said Erwin Hanley, Vice-Chair.
“During my time as President I very much appreciated the passion and professional assistance shown from staff, the Board and Stakeholders from all along the value chain”, said Don Kerr.
The Flax Council is a national trade association that promotes flax for food, feed and industrial uses in domestic and international markets from its office in Winnipeg. The Council represents the entire flax industry, including flax producers, manufacturers, shippers and exporters.
For more information, contact:
Brian Johnson, Chair
Flax Council of Canada
Phone: (204) 376-5228