New president/CEO Prairie Swine Centre
March 16, 2009 by Prairie Swine Centre
March 12, 2009, Saskatoon, SK. – Shannon Meyers, chairman of the board
of Prairie Swine Centre, recently announced the appointment of Lee
Whittington as president of the facility.
March 12, 2009, Saskatoon, SK. – Shannon Meyers, chairman of the board of Prairie Swine Centre, recently announced the appointment of Lee Whittington as president of the facility.
Whittington, previously the manager of information services, joined the centre in 1992 to develop and manage an industry-focused information program that would rapidly and effectively bring new research information to the pork industry. The technology transfer program and Whittington have received international recognition and several awards for the innovative and effective approaches used to speed the adoption of new technology by pork producers.
Whittington holds a Bachelor of Science (Agr.) from the University of Guelph, and an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan, and has previous experience in both sales and marketing management, technical sales support and as a swine nutritionist with a national feed company.
The Prairie Swine Centre, located near Saskatoon, is a non-profit research corporation affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, and is recognized globally for its contributions to practical, applied science in pork production in the disciplines of nutrition, engineering and applied animal behavior.