First elected in 2008, Ben Lobb worked in the auto industry before becoming the MP for Huron–Bruce. He was a business analyst for Westcast Industries, the world’s leading supplier of cast exhaust manifolds for passengers cars, for seven years.
He also worked as a cost analyst and purchasing manager for Desire2Learn, a company that designs eLearning solutions. Desire2Learn was ranked the 12th fastest growing technology company by Deloitte in 2007.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lee University in Tennessee. After his election in 2008 Lobb served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Health. He was also a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Public Safety and National Security, Agriculture and AgriFood and the Veterans Affairs Standing Committee.
Lobb chaired the Government Auto Caucus. He has also been a member of the Canada-United Arab Emirates Parliamentary Association and the Rural, Mining, Housing and Nuclear Caucus.
Lobb’s father founded Richard Lobb Auctions in 1965 and he has worked as an auctioneer for his father. He is also a onetime board member for the Huron United Way.