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CPMA announces new board of directors


March 23, 2021
By Canadian Produce Marketing Association

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The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has announced its board of directors for 2021-2022, representing key players from across all stages of the supply chain.

“(The) CPMA would like to thank Murray Driediger of BCfresh, Raffi Krikorian of Goodfood Market Corp, Brian Hampton of The Produce People Ltd., and Mike Ecker of Vineland Growers’ Co-operative Ltd., for their countless volunteer hours and contributions to the Board of Directors over their years of service,” states the press release. “(The) CPMA thanks all candidates and looks forward to continuing to grow the organization throughout the coming year.”

The complete CPMA Board of Directors listing is as follows:

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Board members

NAME

COMPANY

SECTOR

Brian Faulkner

BCfresh

Grower or Packer or Shipper

George Pitsikoulis

Canadawide Fruit Wholesalers Inc.

Wholesaler

Andrea Vandergrift

Costco Wholesale Canada

Retail

Robert Johnson

Country Grocer

Regional Retail

Guy Milette

Courchesne Larose Ltée.

Wholesaler

Dan Martin

EarthFresh

Grower or Packer or Shipper

Dave Pullar

Federated Co-operatives Limited

Wholesaler

Steve Bamford

Fresh Advancements

Wholesaler

Davis Yung

Fresh Direct Produce Ltd.

Wholesaler

Jerry Dzikowski

Giant Tiger Stores Ltd.

Regional Retail

John Corsaro

The Giumarra Companies

Grower or Packer or Shipper

Sabrina Pokomandy

Highline Mushrooms

Grower or Packer or Shipper

Daniel Terrault

Hydroserre Inc. (Mirabel)

Grower or Packer or Shipper

David Dube

Krown Produce

Wholesaler

Fausto Lopes

Loblaw Companies

Retail

Mimmo Franzone

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.

Regional Retail

Steve Boulianne

Metro Richelieu Inc.

Retail

Rick Burt

Mid Isle Farms Inc.

Grower or Packer or Shipper

Stephan Schmekel

North American Produce Buyers Limited

Wholesaler

Joe Sbrocchi

Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers

Affiliated Services

Steve Roosdahl

The Oppenheimer Group

Grower or Packer or Shipper

Michael Catalano

POM Wonderful LLC

Grower or Packer or Shipper

Yan Branco

Sobeys National Procurement

Retail

Keith Kuhl

Southern Potato Co. Ltd.

Grower or Packer or Shipper

Brian Slagel

Sunkist Growers, Inc.

Grower or Packer or Shipper

Tom Bak

Sysco

Food Service

Michèle McMillan

Thomas Fresh Inc.

Grower or Packer or Shipper

Kimberly Roberts

Walmart Canada

Retail

Aaron Bregg

Westcoast Produce Wholesalers

Wholesaler