Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative Hires Business Developer Manager for Equity Campaign
November 7, 2016
The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative (CSPC) welcomes John (Jay) Cunningham as their new Business Development Manager. Formed in September 2014, CSPC has now finalized its business plan and built a relationship with Comet Biorefining to build a processing place that will produce high quality dextrose (sugar) in Sarnia, as previously announced.
Jay will be the prime contact for the list of producers during the membership and equity campaign and will sign up members in order to fulfil 55,000 acres of corn stover and wheat straw that will be required to run the plant. CSPC will also coordinate field demonstrations of stover aggregation (November 8 and 10, 2016) and hold outreach ‘town hall’ meetings for prospective members (December 12, 2016 week).
Raised in Chatham-Kent, Jay Cunningham, holds a B.Sc. (Agr.) with a major in Ag. Economics from the University of Guelph. For nearly 30 years he has worked in Agricultural Banking covering the Windsor to London corridor of Southwestern Ontario, providing financial services solutions to commercial agricultural clients while also responsible for all marketing efforts.
Besides his professional experience Jay has also been involved in a number of community activities from serving as a volunteer firefighter for 10 years, a hockey coach/trainer, numerous board members and currently Treasurer/Board Member of the Arnold Cemetery Board of Trustees, Treasurer for the local chapter of CAFA (Canadian Association of Farm Advisors) and Treasurer/Executive for South West Ag Professionals.
Jay is currently living on and operating a family farm in Kent Bridge where he has been farming for most of his life.
“His many years in agriculture business and being an active member of the Chatham-Kent community makes him an excellent additional to the CSPC team to get their exciting new cooperative venture off the ground” stated Jim Campbell, General Manager of AGRIS Cooperative Ltd and secretary of the CSPC Board.
“I am excited about this new opportunity for producers in Southwestern Ontario and for the new Co-op and very proud to be part of this new and historic venture. I see this as a value added solution for many operations and expect that many producers will want to be part of this new opportunity” stated Jay Cunningham, Business Development Manager of CSPC.
For more information please contact: John (Jay) Cunningham, Business Development Manager, Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 1.519.784.2084