Everyone who is part of the HyTech team is committed to achieving excellence, and works uncompromisingly towards our goals. HyTech Production Ltd. is a family business in many ways. Core values of trust, honesty, integrity, respect, and accountability are exemplified and shared by the talented men and women who you will meet at HyTech.
Brian McNaughton is the founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of HyTech Production Ltd. Brian has been an innovative leader in the seed industry since 1985, pioneering many processes and methods now standard throughout the industry. Brian is a specialist in seed production process, facility and field operations, his project management experience is international, including the successful startup of HyTech Chile in 2006.
Cameron Van Roon is the Co-Chief Executive Officer at HyTech Production Ltd. since August 2022. Cam grew up on a Southern Alberta farm and retired from a leadership role with Lethbridge Police Service after a rewarding 25-year career. Cam is passionate about leading and developing teams, building culture, and establishing meaningful relationships inside and outside of HyTech.
Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Alberta (1989). He joined the HyTech Production Ltd. team in August 2022. His career has been focused on the seed business for over 33 years. His primary focus within HyTech is on Seed Processing and Quality Assurance but he continues to have a strong interest in Seed Production and Research.
Kevin McNaughton is the Chief Operating Officer – Field Production for HyTech Production Ltd. All seed production activities performed by HyTech fall under Kevin’s area of responsibility. Kevin began his career in hybrid canola backpack spraying field bindweed in 2001 and since then, has played a role in all areas of Hybrid Canola Production including parent seed increases, quality assurance, treating & packaging, and large-scale hybrid production.
Scott Horner is Chief Commercial Officer of HyTech Production Ltd., holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan and is a recognized Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.). Scott joined HyTech in 2001 and has focused on customer relationship management and business development.
Cristina Alucema is the General Manager of HyTech Production in Chile. All activities performed in Chile fall under Cristina’s area of responsibility. Cristina joined HyTech in 2007. Over the years, as the business has grown, she has assumed many new duties and responsibilities which include Admin, Finance, HR and Logistics among others.
Bradley Martin is the Parent Seed Manager at HyTech Production Ltd. with over 15 years of experience working internationally. He is a proud alumnus of St. Francais Xavier and UC Davis who has developed a robust working knowledge of chemistry, genetics and plant breeding.
Dallas is the seed production manager for the United States and Chile productions based out of Kimberley British Columbia. Dallas started with HyTech Production Ltd. in the spring of 2008 while completing his bachelor’s of science degree at the University of Lethbridge.
Mike is the Canadian Seed Production Manager based in Southern Alberta. Mike graduated from Lethbridge College with a dual diploma in Agricultural Technology. He started his career in 2011 producing parent seed, then moved on to produce certified hybrid canola seed in 2016.
Nicolas is the Production Manager for HyTech Production Chile, based in Chillan. Nicolas graduated as an agronomist engineer in 2008 from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and since that year has worked in seed production in different crops both parental and hybrid seed.
Chris Cutforth is the Seed Applied Technologies and Facilities Manager at HyTech Production Ltd. based out of Lethbridge, AB. He is responsible for the commercial treating and packaging facility. He brings with him over 13 years of experience in the canola industry ranging from commercial production, parent seed conditioning, commercial conditioning, and logistics.
Kimiko is the Quality System Manager based in Lethbridge, Alberta, where she graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She began her career with HyTech Production in 2003 when she was hired to manage the Lethbridge Parent Seed Evaluation site and oversee the Quality Assurance program.
Carly joined HyTech Production Ltd. in January of 2011 in the QMS department managing inventory. Her role eventually morphed into what is now the Finance and Accounting Manager, mostly dealing with Accounts receivable & payable, contracts, financial reporting, and some office administration.