IGPC Ethanol Inc.
P.O. Box: 205
Board of Directors
IGPC Ethanol Board of Directors
Adrian Op`t Hoog, President and Chairman
Adrian Op't Hoog was announced as the incoming President and Board Chair at the Annual General Meeting held in March, 2013. He has been a Director on the Board of Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative as well as the Co-operative's wholly owned subsidiary, IGPC Ethanol Inc. He became a director in 2006 and was the Treasurer for both Boards for the past several years. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Adrian is the owner of Hiview Poultry Farms Ltd., located in Grey County, Ontario. The family farm produces broiler hatching eggs for the poultry industry and recently started a small-scale cash crop enterprise to produce wheat and canola. In the last few years, the farm has also developed, built and now operates over 300 KW of grid-tied solar PV systems to produce electricity through the OPA’s microFIT and FIT programs.
Tom Cox, Past President
Tom Cox was the founding Chairman and President of the Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative as well as its operating company IGPC Ethanol Inc. He has been actively involved in all aspects of the development of the business with particular emphasis on project finance. He is a strong advocate for the renewable fuels industry and has spoken across Canada and the United States about IGPC, the ethanol industry as well as co-operative business development.
Tom, along with his family, runs a farming operation in Troy Ontario that produces corn, soybeans and wheat and operates a commercial grain elevator that serves farmers in the Wentworth and Brant County area.
Brent McBlain, Vice Chairman
Brent McBlain is the founding Vice Chairman and Vice President of the Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative and its operating company IGPC Ethanol Inc. respectively. Brent co-chaired the Equity Committee through the development phase of the project as well as being on the Executive Committee.
Brent is the President of Blaindale Farms Ltd., a family run farm based agribusiness, wholesale and retail supplier of corn, wheat and soybeans in the Caledonia area.
Cam Barton, Treasurer
Cam was chosen as Treasurer following the AGM of 2013. He joined the board as an interim Director in the fall of 2010 and acclaimed in 2011. He is an equity partner and member of the management team at Huron Tractor Ltd, a nine store John Deere Dealership in Western Ontario. Prior to joining Huron Tractor, Cam spent nine years with John Deere Canada in management and marketing roles.
Cam was raised on a farm in Brant County, Cam graduated from the University of Guelph in 2000 with a Bachelor Degree in Agronomy. Cam is an active member in community and charity events with a keen interest in sustainable agriculture.
Jim Judge, Secretary
Jim joined the Board as a Director in March, 2008, agreed to Assistant Secretary in 2010 and accepted to be Secretary in 2013. Jim and his family live and run a large farming operation in Norfolk County. Their farming business consists of several broiler chicken facilities, a large parent nucleus sow operation and a cash crop farming operation. He is the founding President of the Farm Fresh Poultry Co-operative and is a past Chairman of the Chicken Farmers of Ontario. He has also served on a number of other provincial and national agricultural boards.
Joe was a founding member of the Board in 2002 and has held the positions of Secretary and Treasurer. Joe was born and raised on the family farm, Lola May Farms, in Brant County. He serves as president of the Company and along with his brother and two sons, farm a 6500 acre combined cash crop and dairy operation. In the early 70's Joe and his brothers launched Titan Trailers, a highway trailer manufacturing business that continues to flourish under the ownership of two of his brothers. A grain drying and storage facility was recently constructed on the farm to better accommodate future growth. He also serves on the Committee of Adjustment for Brant County and is an active member of the Burford Lion's Club.
Jim received his degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University. Since then he has spent his entire career in Agricultural processing. His background includes technical, plant management and senior executive roles in Canada, the US and Europe, primarily with Casco, Inc. as President and its parent Corn Products International as Executive Vice President, North America. Jim served on the Board of Directors of Canada Starch Inc., Commercial Alcohol Inc. (Greenfield Energy), GTC Nutrition Inc. and served as former Chair of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association in 2011 and a member since 2008.
Jim is the CEO of IGPC Ethanol Inc. and a member of the Board. He joined the company located in Aylmer, Ontario prior to plant completion in April, 2008 and continues to lead the business with a focus on strategic initiatives for the future.
Wilson, along with two brothers, operates Brantwood Farms in Brant County. Brantwood Farms is a diversified farming operation of fruit and vegetables, with an on farm retail store, cash crops, and on farm agricultural tourism during the autumn months. Wilson is a past president of the Brant County Soil and Crop Association and the Brant Cattlemen's Association. Currently, he sits on the County Agricultural Advisory Committee and is also involved with peer review for the Environmental Farm Plan.
Liz joined the Board in 2012. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Brock University with degrees in Social Sciences and Education. Her career has spanned over 30 years in agri-business as a Grain Merchant and a Corporate Trainer for multi-national and regional family companies. She has served with the Ontario Agri-Business Association and Animal Nutrition Association of Canada in Board Chair, Director and Committee roles, and was the Ontario representative for the ANAC National Division. She also served as an arbitrator for the National Grain and Feed Association, Washington, D.C. Liz is a Certified Corporate Trainer and Facilitator working in agri-business. She and her family operate a processing vegetable and cash crop farm business in Elgin County.