Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc. Announces New Manitoba Business Development Representative

Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc. Announces New Manitoba Business Development Representative

Key appointment enhances Topigs Norsvin Business Development team

Winnipeg, September 9, 2017. Topigs Norsvin Canada announced today that Russ Penner has joined its staff as Manitoba Business Development Representative, based out of the Winnipeg head office. In his new role, Russ will be focused on Business Development in Manitoba.

Russ grew up on hog farm and continued in swine production after finishing high school. With 20 years working full time in swine production, many of those years were working with Topigs Norsvin genetics. In the past three years Russ was an owner/partner in a 1,500 sow farrow-wean unit and was also the manager of the barn. “His experience in managing staff and working with Topigs Norsvin products will be valuable to existing and future clients” said John Sawatzky, Canadian Sales Manager. Russ also has considerable experience in the swine industry, having served for many years as a district advisor with Manitoba Pork Council.

“I’m extremely excited to take this position with Topigs Norsvin and look forward to all the opportunities with Topigs Norsvin. In my free time I’m an avid sports guy with a love for all sports especially hockey, golfing and baseball”, said Russ.

Russ can be reached at (204) 770-1885 or

Topigs Norsvin Canada is a leading swine genetics supplier in North America. Topigs Norsvin produces and develops sound, profitable pig genetic programs and breeding systems for commercial hog production and is one of the largest genetics companies in the world with business activities in more than 55 countries.

For more information contact:
John Sawatzky, Sales Manager
Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc.
Phone: (204) 981-0243

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