Alberta Pulse Growers Director elected Chairman of Pulse Canada MAR 26 2013 | Producers | News Release
(Leduc, Alberta) Long-time Alberta Pulse Growers Director Nick Sekulic has been elected to Chair the Board of Pulse Canada for the next year. Sekulic, who farms near Rycroft with his family, has served as a Director on the Pulse Canada Board on behalf of Alberta Pulse Growers and in the role of Vice Chair last year.
Sekulic has actively farmed in the Rycroft and Spirit River community for over 25 years. Prior to that, he worked off farm in a variety of roles, including six years in the canola seed industry as a Territory Manager, as a Business Programs Coordinator, and Instructor at Fairview College, and a six year career in the information technology sector after graduating from University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance.
Richard Krikke, President of Alberta Pulse Growers, feels that, with his varied industry and production experience, Sekulic is a good choice to lead the national pulse organization over the next year. “Nick has always been a vocal supporter of the pulse industry both here in Canada and abroad. His time on the Pulse Canada Board has given him the experience needed to continue moving the Canadian pulse industry forward, and we couldn’t be more pleased that Nick will be heading this vital organization.”
Rounding out the Canada Pulse Board Executive is Vice Chair Lee Moats, a Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Director from Riceton, SK, and Treasurer Randy Froese, a Manitoba Pulse Growers Director from Winkler, MB. Krikke feels that this Executive will work collaboratively to further the best interests of the provincial pulse growers and partners in the trade to achieve the goals of the organization.
“By bringing together industry representatives from across the country, Pulse Canada is able to address issues facing pulse producers and increase the profile of Canadian pulses on the world stage,” said Krikke. “Only through working together can we build a strong, sustainable pulse industry for our Canadian growers.”