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Olds College Welcomes New AVP, Industry Solutions & Partnerships

February 15, 2022

Olds College Welcomes New AVP, Industry Solutions & Partnerships


Olds College is pleased to welcome Todd Ormann to the role of Associate Vice President, Industry Solutions and Partnerships. The new role will provide critical leadership in the engagement of external partners, customers, sponsors and supporters with a focus on generating value-added services, investments and earned revenue through continuing education and corporate training, applied research, technology demonstration and validation, sponsorships, and philanthropic partnerships. 

“We are extremely excited to have Todd Ormann join the Olds College team as we continue to grow our Smart Farm and academic programming through strategic partnerships,” comments Patrick Machacek, Vice President, Development and Strategy, Olds College. “Todd brings a wealth of agri-business experience to the role, along with a reputation for being a pioneer in the marketing and development of ag tech brands. Together with our leadership team, Todd will build upon key assets within the Olds College Smart Ag Ecosystem and strengthen our relationships to key stakeholders.”

Named in the Top 50 most influential people in Canadian Agriculture by Canadian Western Agribition (CWA), Ormann comes to Olds College from TELUS Agriculture where he was Director, TELUS Ag IoT Solutions. Prior to that role, Ormann was TELUS’s first “agricultural” hire and helped develop the new business unit TELUS Agriculture. He also brings extensive leadership experience from positions held at Farmers Edge, UFA and Syngenta.  

“It is an interesting time in agriculture as new digital technologies come to the farm both to support more efficient production and to address real societal issues,” comments Todd Ormann, AVP, Industry Solutions and Partnerships, Olds College. “Olds College provides the practical experience, environment and leadership to help develop these solutions for the betterment of the Canadian agriculture industry. I can't think of a better place to be to help support this important work.”

Born and raised on a dryland farm in the Foremost region, Todd holds a Master of Science from the University of Guelph with a major in Agricultural Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Lethbridge (Economics Major). Ormann begins at Olds College on March 1, 2022.

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