Paul Erickson biography

Paul Erickson biography

Paul Erickson is the purchasing manager for the Allied Marketing Group.

Paul Erickson is the purchasing manager for the Allied Marketing Group.

Paul was born and raised on a grain farm near Strasbourg, Sask. As a young man, he attended the University of Saskatchewan where he majored in commerce, graduating in 1984.

His diverse career has taken him across Western Canada, most recently now in Picture Butte with AMG. Prior to that, he lived in Winnipeg, Man., working as a trader on the floor at the Winnipeg Commodities Exchange (now ICE). Cutting his teeth in Winnipeg gave him the expertise he needed to utilize his skills in different settings. He ran the floor for multiple companies over the next two decades, typically trading about 750,000 tonnes of grain annually.

As the trading floor became increasingly digital throughout the ‘00s and ‘10s, and hungry for a new challenge, Paul looked for other opportunities within the industry.

Having worked with the AMG members in the past, he was intrigued by the group’s professionalism and commitment to bettering their own operations as well as the industry as a whole.

Today, as the company’s procurement manager, he’s ordering upward of 40,000 tonnes of grain each month for the members’ animals.

Paul and his wife have two grown children who live in Saskatoon and Winnipeg. In his downtime, he enjoys hitting the links in southern Alberta.