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Vineland names new director of horticulture technology systems

September 26, 2023  By Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has announced the promotion of Brian Lynch to the role of director, horticultural technology systems (HTS). In this role, he will lead Vineland’s vision for the HTS program, a hub for testing, validating and optimizing both Canadian and international technology solutions for the horticultural industry. 

Lynch joined Vineland in 2018 as a senior research scientist and has led a team of engineers and technicians on projects tackling research and development problems in horticultural automation and robotics. He has also been instrumental in project technical developments in machine learning, computer vision, mobile robotics, manipulators and mechatronics. 

Previous to Vineland, Lynch was an adjunct assistant professor at Kingston, Ont.’s Queen’s University in the faculty of engineering and applied sciences. He holds a master’s degree and a PhD in aerospace engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa. 


“Since his start at Vineland, Brian has shown a strong understanding of horticulture, Vineland’s value proposition and a dedication and passion for solutions in the industry and Vineland as an organization,” says Darby McGrath, Vineland vice-president, R&D. 

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