The United Potato Growers of Canada has hired Kevin MacIsaac, a potato industry veteran, as its new general manager. Along with his brother, MacIsaac has owned and operated a family farm for over 25 years, producing seed, tablestock and processing potatoes in rotation with soybeans, canola and other crops.
UPGC chairman Ray Keenan cites MacIsaac's in-depth industry knowledge and experience, integrity and leadership skills as being key factors in the board's hiring decision.
"We know he will contribute immediately to our key initiatives, such as the development of a Grower Return Index across the country, and the 2012 United Potato Partners Program seminars, which will be held across Canada beginning in January 2012."
Prior to MacIsaac joining UPGC, Mark Drouin of Ottawa served as general manager on a part-time basis. Drouin decided to return to a position with the federal government this fall.