Larry was elected to the Board of Oxford Mutual (now Heartland Farm Mutual) in March 2013 and was elected Chair in 2020. Growing up in Perth County on a small family farm, he then obtained his Hon. BSc. in 1976 from the University of Waterloo. He spent the next 30 years working in the food processing industry, beginning as a plant micro-biologist and quickly becoming a key executive at Cuddy Food Products, Cold Springs Farm, and Maple Leaf Foods. Larry was heavily involved in national industry associations, including the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council.
He was also a representative on the Tariff Quota Advisory Committee, chaired by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Larry and his wife Mary Ann have lived in Thamesford for 27 years, where he has been heavily involved in the community through the Thamesford Lions, Thamesford Business Association, Minor Hockey and Baseball.