MPGA Executive Director Announcement

Manitoba Pulse Growers Association (MPGA) is pleased to welcome Michael Reimer, who commenced a 14-month term as Acting Executive Director on March 26, 2012. To ensure a smooth transition, Roxanne Lewko will be working closely with Michael until she begins her maternity leave in the middle of April.

Michael has both a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Manitoba. His Master’s thesis focused on assessing the quality of Manitoba-grown soybeans and was completed under the co-supervision of Dr. Linda Malcolmson at Cigi and Dr. Sue Arntfield at the University of Manitoba. Prior to joining MPGA, Michael spent four years at Cigi where he worked closely with the Grain Farmers’ of Ontario in the role of Ontario Wheat Technical Specialist. He has also worked with the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals as well as the CGC’s Pulse Research Laboratory.

Michael is currently pursuing an MBA from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.  He is originally from Shaunavon, Saskatchewan and now lives in Winnipeg with his wife Jocelyn, a high school teacher, and their 18-month-old son Mason. 

Michael can be reached at 204-745-6488 or .