Tim Seeber, Executive Director
Tim grew up in the town of Dunnville in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula where he graduated from high school in January 1977. After brief stays in Hamilton, Ontario and Miramichi, New Brunswick, he moved to PEI in December of ‘77 and started working for Canada Packers. He continued with the operation through various ownership changes for over 30 years, most recently as Plant Manager, until the closure of the facility in March 2008.
Tim was hired as Executive Director of the PEI Hog Marketing Board in April 2008 at which time the industry was seeing a dramatic decline in production which forced the downsizing of the Board office and staff and has prompted a more collaborative effort between the hog boards of the three Maritime Provinces on many issues.
In an effort to maintain a board presence, in the fall of 2008 Tim accepted the position of Assistant / Policy Manager for the PEI Federation of Agriculture. In 2009 the Federation position evolved into that of a co-administrator of the Advance Payments Program on PEI and he continues to function concurrently in both the Hog Board and Federation capacities. He has also taken on the responsibility of representing the Maritime Provinces on the CPC National Swine Traceability Implementation Committee and as Coordinator of the Canadian Quality Assurance Program on PEI. In the spring of 2008, the Maritime Pork Council was revived and as a result Tim worked on a Maritime Red Meat & Feed Grains Strategy in an effort to provide long term stability to the hog, cattle, and feed grain industries in the region. Effective 2017, Tim took on the additional responsibility of Executive Director of PorcNBPork, the representative office of the New Brunswick provincial industry, and also sits as the PEI/NB director on Swine Innovation Porc, the entity that administers the national research cluster for swine.