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Meet Our Team
Danielle Maynard, Executive Vice-President, Weather & Insights
Danielle joined Glacier FarmMedia in 2022 after having spent just over 20 years with Bayer and Monsanto. Danielle is a talented people and business leader, with experience in business development, account management, customer operations, key customer relationships, marketing and strategic development and planning. She is a relationship builder, stakeholder influencer and has national, commercial experience in agriculture. Danielle has a deep passion for serving farmers and customers in agriculture. She is responsible for leading the Weather and Insights business including METOS Canada and Weather INnovations.
Danielle holds a Masters of Business Administration from University of Liverpool/Laureate Online Education, Liverpool, England, where she focused on leadership and marketing. She currently resides in Calgary, AB.
Craig Roberts, Corporate Partner, EVP, Business Information
Craig works closely with METOS® Canada as a corporate partner with Vancouver’s Glacier Media.
In leadership and executive roles over two decades, Craig has led growth, strategy, and developed teams in the areas of digital products, corporate and business development, and marketing. Since 2017, Craig has been immersed in Canadian ag tech and emerging ag IoT (Internet of Things).
Craig has a B.Sc. honours in Environmental Sciences from Queen’s University and graduate degrees from Queen’s and Cornell Universities. In 2007 Craig obtained his CPA designation and is currently registered with the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Tom McCann, Canadian Sales Manager
Tom has been involved in the agriculture industry for 30 years. Having worked on a mixed crop and livestock farm from a young age, a passion for agriculture was developed. This led him to attaining a Diploma in Agriculture and a Crop Science Degree, both from the University of Guelph.
Tom has senior sales experience with agriculture dealers and greatly enjoys the interaction with them. He has been involved with setting up distribution across Canada of Precision Ag products for a number of years with companies such as AgChem, AGCO, and Topcon.
He thrives on using new technologies to maximize efficiencies in crop production. Tom is excited to work with dealers across Canada in providing their growers the tools to achieve the best possible results using METOS® Canada solutions.
Gerry McFaddin, CPA, CGA, CCP (Emeritus), Director of Operations
Gerry has been in senior financial and leadership roles for 30 years including Glacier FarmMedia, The Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), and Canada Packers. In addition, to financial / accounting roles, he has been heavily involved in logistics and process re-engineering, including being responsible for the creation of an international franchise operation.
He has also authored two financial textbooks and teaches specialized financial courses to hundreds of students per year. At the CWB Gerry was heavily involved in the WeatherFarm weather station program.
Gerry will be responsible for logistics, including inventory, quality control, pricing, contracts, systems, and reporting.
Guy Ash, Global Training and Key Accounts Manager
Guy Ash has worked as agro-meterologist and earth observations science specialist for the past 29 years. His experience began at the University of Manitoba as a scientist/researcher/lecturer in the Centre of Earth Observation Science and was involved in a wide range of geo-science disciplines, including climatology-meteorology.
Guy went on to develop weather networks with the Province of Manitoba and Canadian Wheat Board and became the Chief Meterologist responsible for weather risk management with the CFL and NHL in Canada.
Guy is currently the Global Training and Key Accounts Manager for Pessl Instruments and METOS® Canada, providing technical and training support for an extensive list of IoT solutions.
Sumanth Kuntavalli Venkatesh, M.Sc., E.I.T, Service & Operations Manager
Sumanth has experience working with custom Ag design and manufacturing environments and has worked in different functions of Ag field testing, new product development, and process improvement.
Sumanth has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with a focus on agriculture equipment development and is very passionate about experimenting and working with different technology to come up with better solutions.
As Service & Operations Manager, Sumanth will manage processes, monitoring systems, technicians, and warehouse operations. Working with the METOS® Canada team, he will contribute to the ever-growing need for agricultural produce by integrating the latest technology with farming to help farmers make precise decisions and achieve better output.
Olena Tabunshchyk, Precision Ag Specialist
Olena holds a B.Sc. in Agronomy from the University of Manitoba. She has previously worked in the field of digital farming solutions, small plot research trials, and provincial Department of Agriculture. Driven by a firm belief that technology implementation in agriculture is crucial for the food security of the growing population, she takes pride in contributing to the technology advancement.
Olena joined METOS® Canada as a Precision Ag Specialist. She will be responsible for pre-testing, installing and maintenance of the equipment as well as providing technical support for our partners.