Executive Director & CEO, Farm Medix
Leon Spurrell is a co-founder of Farm Medix and has over 30 years experience in start-up business development and technology commercialization, transferring technologies globally.
Self-employed for the last 30 years, Leon has extensive experience in mechanical engineering and environmental science. He had been full time with Farm Medix since its inception in 2010, is also a co-director and founder of Biofilm Research Labaratories Ltd. (2010), and Director of Farm Medix Canada Inc. (2017).
His comprehensive depth of knowledge of issues impacting animal health and production in the dairy sector has been achieved from thousands of on-farm hours, observations and experimentation working directly with farmers to understand their pain points. Leon has looked into farm costs, inefficiencies and has been extensively innovating and trailing new solutions to meet their needs.
Leon has particular knowledge in microbiological contamination across a wide range of fields with a wide base of core technical skills in aerobiology, water purification and contamination, physics, microbiology and biochemistry. Leon is a big picture person, able to draw on information from multi-sources and develop innovation out of the box solutions. He’s personable and a practical problem solver, who is both trusted and well respected in his field.