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Castonguay first joined the Canadian Grain Commission as a grain inspector in 1996. In 2004, he became an inspection specialist. In 2013, Castonguay joined Cargill Canada as a quality specialist. Most recently, he was the Regional Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory leader for Cargill Canada.
“Castonguay’s previous experience as a grain inspector with the Canadian Grain Commission and as a senior manager at Cargill Canada prepares him for taking on the challenges and opportunities presented by the ever-changing grain industry,” said Nathan Gerelus, director of industry services at the Canadian Grain Commission.
Castonguay joins Gerelus as well as Brent Andrews, the chief of grain weighing services for Canada in their commitment to the continued relevance of Canada’s grain quality system to the grain industry and customers of Canada’s grain.
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers’ rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.