November 8, 2017 - June 2020
Brian is a leader in the western Canadian dairy industry, with more than 20 years experience managing complex dairy processing operations in Alberta and British Columbia. Throughout his career, Brian has overseen the manufacturing and packaging of most major product categories including fluid milk, cream, flavoured milks, mixes, yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, ice cream, butter and cottage cheese.
Brian started working in the dairy industry in 1994 as a Power Engineer and Tradesman for Island Farms Dairies Cooperative in Victoria, BC. In 2002, he was promoted to the position of Maintenance Manager and in 2006 was named Plant Manager, one year after Island Farms was acquired by Agropur Cooperative of Longueuil, Québec.
In 2013, Brian was named Plant Manager of Agropur’s facility in Chilliwack, BC, where he remained until the facility was closed. In 2015 he relocated to Edmonton, Alberta as Plant Manager of Agropur’s Edmonton Milk plant.
Brian joined the Board of Directors of the Alberta Dairy Council in 2015 and the Board of Directors of the BCMB in 2017.
Brian currently participates on the BCMB’s Audit Committee.