Board of Directors
Adrian Op't Hoog, President and Chairman
Adrian Op't Hoog is the owner of Hiview Poultry Farms Ltd. and Hiview Solar Ltd., located near Feversham in Grey County. The family farm produces broiler chickens and cash crops. The farm has also developed, built and now operates over 380 KW of grid-tied solar PV systems to produce electricity through the OPA's microFIT and FIT programs.
Adrian has been a Director on the Board of IGPC Inc. since 2006 and has been a Director on the Co-operative's wholly-owned subsidiary, IGPC Ethanol Inc. since its inception in 2007. He has served as Treasurer for both Boards and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2007. He has been serving as Board Chair since 2013. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Adrian is married to Barbara, an elementary school teacher. Together, they have a 16-year old daughter, Avery, and a 13-year old son, Noah.
Joe Kloepfer, Vice-Chair
Joe was a founding member of the Board and has held the positions of Secretary and Treasurer. Joe was born and raised on the family farm, Lola May Farms, in Brant County. He serves as president of the Company and along with his brother and two sons, farm a 6500-acre combined cash crop and dairy operation. In the early 70's, Joe and his brothers launched Titan Trailers, a highway trailer manufacturing business that continues to flourish under the ownership of two of his brothers. A grain drying and storage facility was constructed on the farm to better accommodate future growth. He also serves on the Committee of Adjustment for Brant County and is an active member of the Burford Lion's Club.
Brad Sheeler, Treasurer
Brad is an equity partner and member of the Executive Management Team at Huron Tractor Ltd, a nine store John Deere Dealer in South Western Ontario. Brad is the Controller and Treasurer of the organization and is responsible for overseeing all finance, accounting and tax functions. Prior to joining Huron Tractor Brad spent several years working in public accounting providing audit, tax and consulting services to a wide range of both public and private clients. Brad spent his early years in a Canadian Tire store and had the opportunity to live in several locations across Canada, spending the majority of his time in rural Ontario. Brad graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2010 with his HBA and obtained his designation as a Chartered Accountant in 2013. Brad was chosen as Treasurer following the 2019 AGM.
George R. Alkalay, Secretary
George Alkalay was an advisor to Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative from its formation in early 2002 up until project commissioning in 2008. As Project Manager, George had primary responsibility for arranging project financing of the Aylmer ethanol plant; developing and implementing the comprehensive government relations strategy which led to the Co-operative obtaining its various federal and provincial Government capital grants and operating grants; negotiating all key project agreements including property purchase, EPC, corn procurement, and offtake agreements; and developing the capital structure and obtaining the regulatory approvals for the Co-operative to raise member equity from its approximately 900 community investors. George was chosen as Secretary following the 2019 AGM.
George is the principal of Northfield Ventures Ltd., which he formed in 1996. Northfield Ventures is a consulting firm providing a wide range of agricultural, food-processing, biofuel and renewable energy co-operatives, farm marketing boards, and private companies with business/strategic planning advice, assistance in financing, development and implementation of member/community investment campaigns, support with government regulatory approvals and funding, governance and management support, and project management. Prior to forming Northfield Ventures, George held a senior management position at the Credit Unions and Co-operatives Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Finance and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (1991-1996) and was responsible for both the development of co-operative policy and the regulation of co-operatives.
Lynne was acclaimed to the Board at the 2014 AGM and chosen as Treasurer following the 2016 AGM to the 2019 AGM. She operates Homeland Grain Inc, a country elevator in Oxford County and is co-owner of Xygen Diagnostics Inc, a distributor of diagnostic test kits for the feed, grain and food industries in Canada. She has served with the Ontario Agribusiness Association as President, Director and Committee member. She is currently a director of the Agricultural Credit Corporation and was previously a director of Agricorp and the Grain Financial Protection Board. Lynne has an Economics degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a certified Grain Merchant.
Jim joined the Board as a Director in March, 2008, agreed to be the Assistant Secretary in 2010 and accepted to be Secretary in 2013. Jim continued as Secretary to the 2019 AGM. Jim and his family live and run a large farming operation in Norfolk County. Their farming business consists of three broiler chicken facilities, a large parent nucleus sow farrow to finish operation and a cash crop farming operation. He was the founding President of the Farm Fresh Poultry Co-operative and is a past Chairman of the Chicken Farmers of Ontario. He has also served on a number of other provincial and national agricultural boards.
Greg is one of the principal founding members of A&L Canada and currently serves at its President, CEO and Chief Agronomist. Greg is an honours graduate from the University of Guelph and is a Certified Crop Consultant. With over 25 years of experience, Greg is now the owner and principle of five Canadian companies in the field of agriculture and technology, A& L Canada Laboratories, Soil Stewardship Group, A&L Biologicals, ALink Inc. and AERO Insights.
Born and raised in Chicago, IL Jim Milostan completed 4 years of service with the US Marine Corps before receiving formal education in accounting and business. A 30-year career in the confectionary business saw Jim promoted to roles in accounting, manufacturing, marketing and leadership. Jim's roles of increasing responsibility brought him to Canada in 1970 as Manager of Finance and administration and later, General Manager of Canadian operations. Beginning in 1978, Jim spent 5 years in Ireland as managing director. Upon "retirement" in 1984 Jim and his wife built a 3000-acre cash crop operation followed by a 1.9M bushel commercial grain elevator in Brant County. Jim has a keen interest in business and production agriculture.
Eric Van Moerkerke
Eric is president of Willow Hawk Farms Inc. located North of Tillsonburg .The farm produces a variety of cash crops. The company also owns Doerksen Country Store in Port Rowan. Eric is also Vice Chairman of Ingreen Valley Foods Co-operative, a supply co-op for Bonduelle Foods. Eric attended the University of Guelph and graduated with a diploma in agri-business.
Eric is married to his wife Carol. They have 3 children, all married with 4 grandchildren and counting.
What's New at IGPC
- 2018 TRA Annual Summary
- 2017 TRA Annual Summary
- Dignitaries attending IGPC's Expansion Celebration on July 24th, 2017
- 2016 TRA Annual Summary
- 2015 TRA Annual Summary
- 2014 TRA Accounting Summary
- Dignitaries Attending the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Funding Announcement at IGPC February 10th, 2015