The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, a machinery testing and evaluation organization, recently announced Leah Olson as its new chief executive officer.
Olson has more than 15 years of senior management experience in the agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation industries. She serves as a director or advisor to numerous organizations including: Sabanto Ag, Intelliconn and Ag West Bio. Some of Olson’s previous roles include CEO of DOT Technology Corp., CEO of SeedMaster Manufacturing, and president of the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada. She also served as a chief of staff and senior policy advisor to numerous provincial and federal ministers.
A life-long learner, Leah has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Queen’s University and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from Concordia University. She brings a wealth of experience in product development in both the public and private sectors. Leah communicates fluently in French and English. Olson starts with PAMI on April 13.
PAMI researches, designs, builds, and tests machinery and processes. Its scientific research approach, coupled with hands-on lab, shop and in-field design and testing, promises practical solutions to real-world problems. Founded in 1975, it is headquartered in Humboldt, Saskatchewan with offices in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg, Manitoba. PAMI’s service to clients extends far past the prairies, with clients across Canada, North America, and Europe.