Contact SeCan

Head Office: 400 - 300 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata, ON K2K 0E3

Toll free: (800) 764-5487  Tel: (613) 592-8600  Fax: (613) 592-9497  Email: seed@secan.com

Western Canada 1-800-665-7333 Eastern Canada 1-866-797-7874

Brad Pinkerton
Manitoba Marketing Representative
Tel: +1 204 388 5554
Cell phone: +1 204 792 1880

Brad works with SeCan members in Manitoba to increase sales of SeCan products. He provides technical support to members and co-ordinates local activities with SeCan's national communications strategy.

Brenda Trask
Communications Manager
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 225
Cell phone: +1 613 720 7528

Brenda coordinates SeCan's advertising and public relations initiatives across Canada. 

Erica Dittburner
Accounts Representative
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 229

Erica is responsible for much of the record keeping and answering member's questions on the distribution of stock seed and collection of fees. She also reconciles TUA fees on Roundup Ready® products. Erica is fully bilingual

Jay Patel
Computer Programmer
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 230
E-mail:

Jay is SeCan's Computer Programmer. He is in charge of SeCan's Database Administration, develops SeCan's website and CRM and performs other IT services.
 

Jeff Needham
Financial Controller
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 226

Jeff maintains SeCan's accounting system and all financial information. He assists in developing budgets for various programs and initiatives.

Jeff Reid
General Manager
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 227
Cell phone: +1 613 552 2835
E-mail: jreid@secan.com

Jeff Reid is the Chief Executive Officer and is accountable to the Board of Directors. He is responsible for day to day operations and for developing programs within the policies established by the Board. 

Jim Downey
Research and Development Manager
Tel: +1 306 257 3645

Jim is responsible for evaluation and acquisition of new varieties for western Canada. He is also involved in establishing research agreements and acts as SeCan's liaison with western Canadian plant breeding institutions.

Katrina van Wyk
Office Administrator
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 234
E-mail: seed@secan.com

As SeCan’s Office Administrator, Katrina provides support to staff and members with meeting logistics/travel, general office coordination, distribution of materials, website updates, and much more!

Kelly Pickett
Licensing Manager
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 223

Kelly is primarily responsible for variety licenses and research agreements. She also assists in variety evaluation and agreements for eastern Canada.

Madison Spyk
Marketing Assistant
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 222
Cell phone: +1 613 802 9853
E-mail: mspyk@secan.com

Maddi facilitates member co-promotion projects across Canada. She supports SeCan's Communications Manager, Marketing Representatives, and Office Administrator and also assists with SeCan events and social media.

Mira van Burck
Marketing Representative South AB/South SK
Tel: +1 306 921 3294

Mira works with South Alberta, South Saskatchewan and U.S. SeCan members to increase sales of SeCan products. She provides technical support to members and co-ordinates local activities with SeCan's national communications strategy. 

Phil Bailey
Eastern Business Manager
Tel: +1 613 592 8600 ext 247
Cell phone: +1 613 698 8268

Phil is responsible for overseeing operations and relationships with eastern business partners and suppliers. Phil also works directly with SeCan members and retailers to grow sales in eastern Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

Ron DePauw
Science Advisor
Tel: +1 306 315 4545

Ron works with public and private breeding programs to accelerate the development and introduction of new cereal genetics for Canadian farmers. 

Shannon Bieman
Market Development - Western Ontario
Tel: +1 866 797 7874
Cell phone: +1 519 496 6196

Shannon is responsible for developing sales and marketing strategies to help SeCan members build their sales volumes and meet demand for new products in eastern Canada. Shannon works directly with members and seed retailers located in western Ontario.

Todd Hyra
Western Business Manager
Tel: +1 204 489 9126
Cell phone: +1 204 782 8906
E-mail: thyra@secan.com

Todd develops new business opportunities for SeCan members and industry partners. 

Trent Whiting
Alberta and British Columbia Marketing Representative
Cell phone: +1 780 887 3639

Trent works with SeCan members in Alberta and British Columbia to increase sales of SeCan products. He provides technical support to members and co-ordinates local activities with SeCan's national communications strategy. 

Wes Woods
Saskatchewan Marketing Representative
Tel: +1 306 931 2298
Cell phone: +1 306 220 5199

Wes works with SeCan members in Saskatchewan to increase sales of SeCan products. He provides technical support to members and co-ordinates local activities with SeCan's national communications strategy. 

Willie Vanderpol
Market Development - Southwestern Ontario
Cell phone: +1 613 697 8117

Willie works directly with SeCan members and retailers to grow sales in southwestern Ontario.

She is  also responsible for working with SeCan’s eastern Canadian plant breeding partners to coordinate research and development activities.