President of Great Western Malting
Mike O'Toole is the President of Great Western Malt. He is located at the Vancouver, Washington plant.
Mike has over fourteen years of public accounting experience last working as a Senior Audit Manager with Ernst & Young. He has been with Great Western and GrainCorp Malt for seven years. Prior to his role as President, Mike served as the Chief Financial Officer for GrainCorp Malt working out of the UK and Vancouver, WA offices. Mike currently serves as a Board Member for the American Malting Barley Association.
Mike holds a BA in Business and Accounting from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Brad Loucks is the Commercial Director with Great Western Malt. He is located in the head office in Vancouver WA. Brad has a B.S. degree in Grain Science – Flour Milling Operations from Kansas State University.
After 8 years in the Flour Milling industry Brad joined Great Western Malting in 1990. In his career with Great Western Malting he has held positions as Raw Materials Coordinator, Drum Malt House asst. Maltster, Elevator Manager, Flexi/Compartment House Maltster, Grain Dept. Manager, General Manager Specialty Malts and his current role as Commercial Director.
As Commercial Director he is responsible for all Bulk Malt Sales and oversight of Grain Procurement for Great Western Malt.
Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Business Partner
Kevin is the SHE Business Partner for Great Western Malting including lead responsibilities in assuring the North American SHE team is meeting their service expectations. He is located in Vancouver, WA. Kevin has a BA in Philosophy from Southwestern University and a Master’s in Environmental Science from Baylor University.
Kevin started with Great Western Malting in June of 2014 and has worked with malting plants and warehouses in the US and Canada on all matters related to employee safety and sustainability. Prior to working with Great Western Kevin spent 7 years in health, safety and sustainability with Vestas Americas Wind Systems LLC.
The SHE Business Partner team supports the three business divisions in North America (Great Western Malting, Canada Malting Company, Country Malt Group) and all initiatives related to GrainCorp Malt.
Director Human Resources
Dale Paul is the Director of Human Resources for Great Western Malt, Canada Malting Company, and Country Malt/Brewcraft. He is located in Calgary, Alberta.
Dale has an extensive human resources background gathered from over 25 years of progressively responsible HR experience with previous companies in oil and gas, forest products, aerospace, education and healthcare.
He is currently responsible for leading all aspects of GrainCorp's people practices and HR product/service offering across North America.
Dale earned an MBA from the University of Calgary as well as a B.Sc. from the University of Regina.
NA Operations Director
Bob is the Operations Director with Great Western Malting & Canada Malting. He is located in Vancouver WA. Bob has a BSc (Hons) in Science; an MBA; a Master Maltster diploma and has the IBD’s Diplomas in both Distilling and Brewing.
Bob started malting in 1985 and has worked in various roles in malting plants in the UK, Canada, USA and Russia.
As the Operations Director, he is responsible for all facets of the operations of the malting plants at Vancouver, Pocatello, Calgary, Thunder Bay and Montreal.