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Technical Director

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The Technical Director helps promote awareness and support for the Council through:

  • improving membership services
  • working to increase membership
  • representing PWCC at trade shows
  • developing contract and partnership opportunities for PWCC to further its objectives

Dr. John Kort, became the Council's Technical Director in 2021 - as well as its Executive Assistant. He retired from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in 20i4 after a 30-year career as a researcher specializing in trees used for shelterbelts in the Canadian prairies. His PhD from the University of Toronto was about environmental and internal controls of water use in hybrid poplar trees.

John can be reached by E-mail at