Ian started his agriculture career in 1984 working for Allelix Crop Technology. In 1991, he joined Pioneer Hi-Bred as a Canola Research Director before transferring to corn research in 1997. Shortly after, he became the Product Commercialization and Characterization Director for Europe, located in Toulouse, France and was then appointed Worldwide Director in 2000. He was named Pioneer Vice President, Maize Product Development in 2002 and appointed President of Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited Canada in 2007. In 2008 Ian was named Business Director for the Canada Business Unit. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crop Life Canada and a former board director of the Canola Council of Canada. Ian earned his doctorate in plant breeding and genetics from the University of Guelph.
David F. Masotti
Mr. Masotti has an Electrical Engineering Degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Masotti was a member of the board of directors of COM DEV International Ltd., a former TSX company that specialized in satellite technology and was acquired by Honeywell in 2015 for CAD$ 415 m. Mr. Masotti is currently a member of the board of Firan Technology Group (TSX:FTG) a leading North American manufacturer of high technology printed circuit boards and precision illuminated display systems. Mr. Masotti is also the co-founder and a Director of Defyrus Inc., a life sciences biodefence company.
Previous positions include President of Rogers Telecom Inc. President of Spar Space Systems, a manufacturer of space robotics and satellite components and systems and Vice President and General Manager of Rogers WAVE™ (@HOME), a provider of high speed internet services. Mr. Masotti is also a recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 business achievement award.