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Phillip Stephan joins senior management team at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre


April 14, 2020, Vineland Station, Ont. – Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has appointed Phillip Stephan as its new vice president, business and client development. He joined Vineland’s senior management team April 1.

Stephan will lead the organization’s business and client development activities to strengthen relationships and build new partnerships for Vineland and its research teams.

He comes to Vineland after almost a decade with Canadian-based Saskatchewan Research Council where he held various management roles, including vice president of strategicinitiatives and vice president of agriculture and biotechnology.

“Phillip brings a strong background in executive management and experience in the research and technology sector to help us continue building on Vineland’s reputation as a leader in agricultural innovation,” said Vineland president and CEO Ian Potter.

“One of Vineland’s hallmarks is that we work closely with the industry to develop solutions addressing the sector’s challenges and Phillip will play a key role to help us strengthen and expand our efforts in this area.”

Stephan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural biotechnology from the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Science in Biomedicine from the University of Calgary.

The goal of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is to enhance Canadian growers’ commercial success through results-oriented innovation. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded in part by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.


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