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BrettYoung Announces Wayne Unger's Retirement

Posted: Nov 16, 2021

Nov. 16, 2021

WINNIPEG, MB – After over 23 years in a leadership role within BrettYoung, Wayne Unger will be retiring December 31, 2022. Wayne joined BrettYoung in 1998 and has been involved in the Canadian forage and turf seed industry since 1995.

In his role as Vice President at BrettYoung, Wayne has co-led the Forage & Turf business unit (recently renamed Seed Solutions) and has been instrumental in the growth and development of BrettYoung’s business. Wayne has also been a strong supporter of the Canadian forage and turf seed industry throughout his career, his role as President of CSTA in 2010-11 being one of many examples.

“There aren’t words that can adequately express our gratitude to Wayne and all that he has meant to BrettYoung over the years,” says Lloyd Dyck, Chairman for BrettYoung. “In good times and in times that were more challenging, Wayne’s steady hand and insightful leadership were foundational to our success. His friendship is something that has meant so much to me and all of us here. Needless to say, he’s built many enduring relationships here at BrettYoung, with his many cherished customers, and with our strategic suppliers. There will always be room for Wayne on our fishing adventures and a hot cup of coffee waiting whenever he visits us after his retirement. I wish Wayne and Lynn all the best, and only happiness and friendship in his retirement.”

Wayne will continue with his responsibilities as VP, Forage & Turf until the end of December 2022 and will be actively involved in the development and implementation of a transition plan until that time. This process will ensure a smooth transition experience for Brett Young’s customers.


About BrettYoung
BrettYoung is a private, family-owned agribusiness with headquarters in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Proud of our 80+ year history in agriculture, we employ approximately 200 people in 5 processing and distribution facilities in 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:

Calvin Sonntag
CEO, BrettYoung Seeds Limited
Toll Free: 1-800-665-5015

BrettYoung is trademark of Brett-Young Seeds Limited.