Major entrepreneurial award for Paul Mastronardi

October 28, 2013
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Oct. 28, 2013, Kingsville, Ont. –Mastronardi Produce President and CEO Paul Mastronardi has been named Ontario’s 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Food & Beverage category.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program celebrates the contribution and spirit of entrepreneurs everywhere. The Canadian program is in its 20th year of honouring the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business.
Paul Mastronardi, centre, with Steamwhistle Brewery presidents Greg Taylor and Cam Heaps, last year's category winners.

“I’m extremely honored to be selected as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Food and Beverage Category Winner,” said Paul Mastronardi. “This is a fantastic network of business-oriented individuals who support each other and share ideas and inspiration and I’m proud to be a part of that.”

Paul’s passion for flavour led him to search the world for great tasting tomatoes back in 1995. He then pioneered the concept of branding and packaging tomatoes in North America.


Today, as the fourth generation president of Mastronardi Produce Ltd., he leads his team in innovative business practices to bring flavourful greenhouse produce to consumers across the world.

Last year’s winners, Steamwhistle Brewery presidents Greg Taylor and Cam Heaps, were on hand to present the award to Paul in their fun, entertaining style (see photo).

"Entrepreneurs like Paul Mastronardi turn us on to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new possibilities," said Colleen McMorrow, national and Ontario EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program director.

“We've been celebrating entrepreneurs for 20 years in Canada, and we’re very proud to shine the spotlight on Paul Mastronardi of Mastronardi Produce Ltd. as the Food and Beverage Category Winner of Ontario’s 2013 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year,” said McMorrow.

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