Mike Welte is the General Manager of Hub Fire Engines, Canada’s oldest Fire Engine Manufacturer located in Abbotsford BC. The previous 12 years were spent in various lending and leadership positions within the Financial Industry. At Farm Credit Canada and Canadian Western Bank, he served a mix of commercial clients, real estate developers, agricultural producers and agribusiness operators. Active in his community Mr. Welte is a past president of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and has served as the past-chair of the Chamber's Agricultural Committee while representing the Chamber on the City of Abbotsford's Agriculture Dyking, Drainage, and Irrigation Advisory Committee, Economic Development Commission, Mayor's Task force on Economic Prosperity and the Homelessness Task Force. He also served as a committee chair, committee member or volunteer for numerous community organizations including the Abbotsford Airshow, Abbotsford Community Foundation, Agrifair, BC Summer Games and University of Fraser Valley. In 2014, he was appointed as a task force member for the Abbotsford School Board – Trustee Remuneration Committee and in 2016 to the City of Abbotsford – Mayor and Council Remuneration Working Group and is a past President of the Abbotsford-Matsqui Rotary Club. Mr. Walte is currently Provincial Appointee to the Abbotsford Police Board. He holds his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Fraser Valley.