The ACA Team
When clients choose ACA, they work with knowledgeable, senior professionals that understand both current industry conditions and their historical context. This ensures that clients receive specialized insights that will help them solve today's problems as well as preparing effectively for the future.

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John Oliver
John Oliver has more than 35 years experience in agricultural science and agribusiness. As a consultant, his professional focus includes aligning policy with evolving agricultural needs, increasing public awareness of agriculture's contribution to Canadian society, promoting collaboration between Canada and the United States on agricultural issues, and helping Canada increase its participation in the advanced bio fuels industry. This bio fuel focus takes advantage of Mr. Oliver's knowledge of plant physiology, the economics of agricultural supply chains, competing demand for agricultural products, Canadian agricultural policy, and his cross border contacts with agricultural universities and agricultural companies.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Oliver was President, Dow Elanco Canada Inc., a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Eli Lilly to research, manufacture, and market crop protection and biotechnology products. He was appointed to this position following a long career with both Elanco Products and Eli Lilly.

He was a founding member and past chairman of the Canadian Animal Health Institute; a founding member of the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA); and chairman of the Crop Protection Institute of Canada (now CropLife Canada). He is currently Chairman of Flax Canada 2015 Inc., a national initiative to develop flax as Canada's bio-economy crop of the 21st century, and is a member of the Agricultural Institute of Canada. His achievements include being the recipient of the first CAMA lifetime achievement award.

Raised on a mixed farm near Napanee, Ontario, to which he still retreats on the weekends, Mr. Oliver began his career as an agricultural market specialist after receiving his B.S. in agriculture from Ontario Agricultural College (University of Toronto).