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Leadership Evolution at BrettYoung


WINNIPEG, MB – As an important element of its leadership continuity plan, BrettYoung’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce a number of upcoming changes to its senior leadership.

Effective September 1st, 2023, Trevor Thiessen’s Board term will expire, and he’ll depart from the Board of Directors; Lloyd Dyck will leave his role as Chairman of the Board and take a seat on the Board as a Director; Calvin Sonntag will step down as Chief Executive Officer to take on the role of Executive Chairman; and Erik Dyck, currently BrettYoung’s Director, Business Development, will become BrettYoung’s new Chief Executive Officer.

“This most recent chapter in the long history of BrettYoung has been an exciting one characterized by significant growth and development of the company in so many areas. Trevor and Calvin have been an integral part of the team that has accomplished that” says Lloyd Dyck, outgoing Chairman for BrettYoung. “We thank them for their many contributions and look forward to the next chapter in BrettYoung’s story.”

Lloyd further added, “In the role of Chief Executive Officer, Erik will bring his deep experience at BrettYoung along with his passion and enthusiasm for BrettYoung’s business, its world-class suppliers and amazing customers to the leadership team. The Board wishes Erik and his team every success in this transition, and we’ll be here to support and encourage them every step of the way.”


About BrettYoung
BrettYoung is a privately held, family-owned agribusiness with headquarters in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Proud of our nearly 90 year history in agriculture, we employ approximately 250 people in several processing and distribution facilities across Canada and in various sales territories throughout North America serving customers in three distinct markets: (1) BrettYoung is a primary producer of industry-leading forage and turf products that serves domestic and international markets; (2) BrettYoung provides crop input solutions to Canadian and US farmers, including BrettYoung™ brand canola, forage, corn, and soybean seed and ag-biologicals; and (3) BrettYoung provides a wide range of products and services to professional turf and reclamation markets across Canada.

For more information about this announcement contact:
Lloyd Dyck
Chairman, Brett-Young Seeds Limited
Toll Free: 1-800-665-5015

BrettYoung is trademark of Brett-Young Seeds Limited.