Feeding the Protein That Feeds the World

Feeding the Protein That Feeds the World

#TEDxCK 2016 Talk

Globalization has meant some hardship for many communities in southwestern Ontario. Jim will show you how there is a positive side to the world becoming a smaller place. He will share the story of how seemingly unrelated dots became connected in such a way that a Chatham-Kent solution is filling in one link in the supply chain in a new market for protein driven by developing economies in Central America and the Caribbean.

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

8:00am - 6:00pm
John D. Bradley Convention Centre
565 Richmond St, Chatham, ON N7M 1R2

Good morning, coffee, juice and registration begin at 8:00am, talks start promptly at 9:00am




Jim Waters TEDx Chatham-Kent

About Jim

Jim grew up on a farm west of London, Ontario. He graduated as a Professional Engineer from the University of Western Ontario in 1995, with a degree in structural engineering. In 1996, Jim was hired as a project manager on the Greenfield Ethanol Plant construction in Chatham, and he has remained in the agri-business and food processing sectors throughout most of his career. Jim joined BDM Millwrights Inc. in 2004 as the General Manager. At the time, BDM had five employees and an annual revenue of about five hundred thousand dollars, but since, it has grown into a company with more than 70 employees, and expected revenue over ten million dollars. Approximately 25 percent of BDM’s business comes from export work in the United States, the Caribbean and Central America.

Jim is a father, an IRONMAN, and a ‘once and future’ marathon runner. He has sat on the board of directors of the Chatham-Kent VON Foundation, and on the steering committee of the C-K Interactive Manufacturing Innovation Network, and is a founding board member of the Chatham-Kent Manufacturer’s Association.

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