Former Saskatchewan government official, Bill Greuel, has been appointed as chief executive officer of the Protein Industries Canada Supercluster (PIC), starting on October 15. Gruel, with an extensive background in the agriculture industry, will be responsible for leading the supercluster to develop Canada’s plant-based protein potential and create enhanced value from one of Canada’s largest industries. Greuel joins PIC from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, where he served as assistant deputy minister, regulatory and innovation. His experience with the ministry also includes executive director of the Crops and Irrigation Branch, provincial oilseed specialist, and research and development manager. An advocate for innovation, Greuel has worked for a biotech startup, spent several years in the canola industry, and earned progressive leadership roles at BASF Canada. He serves on the Agriculture Development Fund Advisory Committee and on the boards of Ag-West Bio and Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute.