New Leadership For PEI Potato Board

Published in the February 2009 Issue Published online: Feb 28, 2009
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The new chairman of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board is Boyd Rose of Elmira.

He began a three-year term as the seed producer representative for the Montague-Souris District in 2007 and served as vice chairman of the Board over the past year. Rose and his family operate R.A. Rose and Sons Ltd., a potato operation and a milk transport business.

Wayne Diamond of Winsloe was elected as the vice chairman of the Board. Diamond is the seed producer representative for the Charlottetown District. He and his brother Blaine operate Diamondale Farms.

The farms of both the new chairman and vice chairman are past winners of the Soil Conservationist of the Year Award for practicing conservation and protecting Island soil and water resources.

Peter Griffin has been elected secretary/treasurer for 2008-09. Griffin also serves as the tablestock producer director for the West Prince District. He and his brother John operate W.P. Griffin Inc., a family-owned farming business in Elmsdale, PEI.

West Prince District directors include Darryl Wilkie (seed), Harris Callaghan; Summerside District directors Morley Wood (tablestock), Fulton Hamill (seed) and Barry Green (processing); Charlottetown District directors Peter VanNieuwenhuyzen (processing) and Ricky Sanderson (processing); and Montague-Souris District directors Brian Ching (tablestock) and Kevin MacIsaac (processing).

MacIsaac stepped down as the Board chairman after working in the position for two years. The Board's interim general manager is Brenda Simmons.