John grew-up on farms in England and Southern Ontario. After graduating from the University of Guelph John’s career was in the food processing industry. John’s experience as COO and CEO includes leading management teams in the food processing, distribution, and export sectors and at the board level in government relations and risk management. John has lived and worked in Canada, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. He and his wife moved back to Sarnia-Lambton from Manitoba in 2014 to be closer to family. John now consults for the food export industry under the name JK Wood and Associates.