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  Management & Advisors
Douglas R. Larson, President, Chief Operating Officer, Director, has considerable grain industry experience. Before August 1995, he served as President and CEO of James Richardson and Sons Ltd.-Grain Division. James Richardson and Sons is Canada's largest privately owned grain company. During the past forty years, Mr. Larson has served the grain industry in many capacities, including: President of Vancouver Grain Exchange; President of B.C. Terminal Elevators Operators' Association; a Director of the Canada Grains Council; Member of the Grain Elevators and Processors Society; Chairman of the Board of the Chamber of Maritime Commerce; a Member of the Board of Directors of Grain Insurance and Guarantee Company; Member of the Labour Canada Working Group for the Western Grain Elevator Industry; Member, Implementation Advisory Team, Agriculture Canada Grain and Oilseeds Branch.
Milton E. Wakefield, Director, recently completed a ten-year term as Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission, the last seven as its Chief Commissioner. The Canadian Grain Commission is the regulatory agency responsible for maintaining grain quality standards and assessment in Canada. As its Chief Commissioner, Mr. Wakefield was responsible for advising the Minister of Agriculture on grain industry policies and regulations, and carrying the principal responsibility for promoting Canadian grain quality standards and management practices internationally. Mr. Wakefield has chaired several industry committees including the Western and Eastern Grain Standards Committees and was responsible for supervising the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange. During his tenure, Mr. Wakefield led several grain industry missions to Japan, the People's Republic of China, and several countries in South East Asia and Europe.

 


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