New Chief Grain Inspector for Canada appointed

News Release

March 23, 2017 Winnipeg          Canadian Grain Commission

Gino Castonguay has been appointed by the Canadian Grain Commission as Chief Grain Inspector for Canada, replacing Randy Dennis, who has retired.

Gino Castonguay first joined the Canadian Grain Commission as a grain inspector in 1996. In 2004, he became an Inspection Specialist. In 2013, Mr. Castonguay joined Cargill Canada as a Quality Specialist. Most recently, he was the Regional Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Leader for Cargill Canada.

Mr. Castonguay joins Nathan Gerelus, Director of Industry Services, and 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.


“Mr. 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.”

Nathan Gerelus

Director, Industry Services, Canadian Grain Commission


Gino Castonguay

Chief Grain Inspector for Canada
Canadian Grain Commission

Canadian Grain Commission

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.

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