Davis Yung to chair 2020-21 CPMA board of directors

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has announced its Board of Directors for 2020-2021. Elections took place after the virtual 2020 CPMA Annual General Meeting. The CPMA Board of Directors represents a wealth of industry talent from across all stages of the supply chain. 

 

The executive committee consists of Davis Yung, chair, Fresh Direct Produce Ltd; past-chair, Oleen Smethurst, Costco Wholesale Canada Retail; 1st vice-chair, Guy Milette Courchesne Larose Ltée; 2nd vice-chair, Mario Masellis, M.L. Catania Co Ltd. The executive committee is rounded out with Colin Chapdelaine, Star Group/BC Hot House and George Pitsikoulis, Canadawide Fruit Wholesalers Inc. 

 

The complete CPMA Board of Directors listing is as follows: 

Murray Driediger, BCfresh Grower/Packer/Shipper 

Robert Johnson, Country Grocer Regional Retail 

Dan Martin, EarthFresh Grower/Packer/Shipper 

Steve Bamford, Fresh Advancements Wholesaler 

Jerry Dzikowski, Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. Regional Retail 

John Corsaro, The Giumarra Companies Grower/Packer/Shipper 

Raffi Krikorian, Goodfood Market Corp. Retail 

Daniel Terrault, Hydroserre Inc. (Mirabel) Grower/Packer/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/Packer/Shipper 

 

Joe Sbrocchi, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, Affiliated Services Growers 

     

Steve Roosdahl, The Oppenheimer Group Grower/Packer/Shipper 

     

Michael Catalano, POM Wonderful LLC Grower/Packer/Shipper

     

Brian Hampton, The Produce People Ltd. Wholesaler 

     

Yan Branco, Sobeys National Procurement Retail 

     

Keith Kuhl, Southern Potato Co. Ltd. Grower/Packer/Shipper 

     

Brian Slagel, Sunkist Growers, Inc. Grower/Packer/Shipper

     

Tom Bak, Sysco Food Service 

     

Mike Ecker, Vineland Growers' Co-operative Ltd. Grower/Packer/Shipper

     

Kimberly Roberts, Walmart Canada Retail 

     

Aaron Bregg, Westcoast Produce Wholesalers Wholesaler 

 

CPMA thanks Les Mallard of Fyffes North America Inc., Frank Gambioli of Loblaw Companies, Tim York of Markon Cooperative Inc., and Andrea Palmer of Nova Agri Inc., for their many hours of volunteer service over the years. 

 

 Source: Canadian Produce Marketing Association May 22, 2020 news release

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