COO, ARGUS CONTROL SYSTEMS, A CONVIRON COMPANY
John is the Chief Operating Officer of Conviron, a world-leader in controlled environment technologies. He oversees the Canadian parent company and its subsidiary, Argus Control Systems; both companies are designers and manufacturers of controlled environment systems used principally for plant growth. John joined Conviron having been a Vice-President of Investments at GrowthWorks Capital Ltd. Prior to joining that firm, he spent ten years in senior roles with Sun Media and FP News.
John resides in Winnipeg within the epicenter of Canada’s grain trade and agriculture innovation. From Conviron’s global installations of high precision-controlled environments to Argus Control’s large client base of sophisticated greenhouses and growth chambers, he is continually exposed to clients on the leading edge of technology adoption, in research and in commercial horticultural applications.
John was educated at the University of Manitoba where he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Finance followed by the CA designation in 1994. He is active in the community as the Chair of the Associates of the I.H. Asper School of Business and a Director of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.