Our board of directors

Representing Canadian dairy farmers from coast to coast and promoting their hard work is a wonderful honour for our board members. See how their personal histories are rooted in Canadian dairy and why producing the best possible milk holds a special place in their hearts.

The Executive

Mr. Pierre Lampron


The President of Dairy Farmers of Canada, Pierre Lampron, has been a dairy farmer since 1987, in Mauricie, Quebec.

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Pierre Lampron

Mr. David Wiens

Vice-President, MB

In July 2011, Mr. David Wiens was elected to the Executive Committee of Dairy Farmers of Canada.

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David Wiens

Mr. Reint-Jan Dykstra

Director, NB

Born and educated in the Netherlands, Reint Jan moved to Canada in 1979 and became involved in the dairy industry early into his farming career.

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Reint-Jan Dykstra

Mr. Daniel Gobeil

Director, QC

Daniel Gobeil

Mr. Nick Thurler

Director, ON

Nick Thurler


Mr. Gerrit Damsteegt

Director, NS

Gerrit Damsteegt

Mrs. Bonnie den Haan

Director, ON

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Mr. Albert Fledderus

Director, ON

Albert Fledderus

Mr. Ed Friesen

Director, MB

Ed Friesen

Mr. Bruno Letendre

Director, QC

Since 1978, Mr. Bruno Letendre has owned a dairy farm in Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, Estrie, and has been a partner with his brother Georges since 1981. With an area of 500 crop acres, the farm has roughly 200 head.

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Bruno Letendre

Mr. Gordon MacBeath

Director, PEI

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Mr. Blaine McLeod

Director, SK

Blaine McLeod

Mr. Jeff Peddle

Director, NL

Jeff Peddle

Mr. Peter Strebel

Director, QC

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Mr. Gert Schrijver

Director, AB

Gert Schrijver

Mr. Dave Taylor

Director, BC

Dave Taylor