Pierre Petelle is the president and CEO of CropLife Canada, the trade association that represents the Canadian manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control products and plants with novel traits. In this role, Pierre is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the association.
CropLife Canada’s goals include improving public confidence in our members’ technologies, facilitating a positive regulatory environment, ensuring proper stewardship of our industry’s products and building collaborative stakeholder relationships.
Pierre joined CropLife Canada in June 2008 and a few years later was appointed vice-president of chemistry, making him responsible for leading one of two main business lines at CropLife Canada.
Prior to joining CropLife Canada, Pierre led the Office of Policy and Strategic Advice at Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. In that role he worked on a wide range of issues relevant to Canada’s plant science industry. Pierre has also worked in the structural pest control industry and holds degrees from Carleton University and the University of Guelph.