2016/2017 Board of Directors

CPMA’s Board of Directors represent organizations active within the produce industry in Canada.

Executive Committee

Position Name Company Sector
Chair Sam Silvestro Fresh Ambient Retail Marketing/Merchandising (FARMM) Affiliated Services
Past Chair Mike Furi The Grocery People Ltd. Retail
1st Vice Chair Rick Alcocer Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc. Grower/Packer/Shipper
2nd Vice Chair Les Mallard Chiquita Brands North America Grower/Packer/Shipper
Executive Committee Member Oleen Smethurst Costco Wholesale Canada Retail

Board Members

Name Company Sector
Murray Driediger BC Fresh Vegetables Inc. Grower/Packer/Shipper
George Pitsikoulis Canadawide Fruit Wholesalers Inc. Wholesaler
Byron Bellows Colemans Food Centres Retail
Guy Milette Courchesne Larose Ltée. Wholesaler
Davis Yung Fresh Direct Produce Ltd. Wholesaler
John Corsaro The Giumarra Companies Grower/Packer/Shipper
Joel Ippolito Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd. Grower/Packer/Shipper
David Dube Krown Produce Wholesaler
Frank Gambioli Loblaw Companies Retail
Mimmo Franzone Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. Regional Retail
Mario Masellis M.L. Catania Co. Ltd. Wholesaler
Tim York Markon Cooperative Inc. Food Service
Joe Sbrocchi Mastronardi Produce Ltd. Grower/Packer/Shipper
Steve Boulianne Metro Richelieu Inc. Retail
Andrea Palmer Nova Agri Inc. Grower/Packer/Shipper
Steve Young The Oppenheimer Group Grower/Packer/Shipper
Jim Waites Overwaitea Food Group Regional Retail
Kendra Mills PEI Potato Board Affiliated Services
Brian Hampton The Produce People Ltd. Wholesaler
Michèle McMillan Sobeys National Procurement Retail
Colin Chapdelaine The Star Group Grower/Packer/Shipper
Brian Slagel Sunkist Growers, Inc. Grower/Packer/Shipper
Stephan Schmekel Vegpro International Inc. Grower/Packer/Shipper
Mike Ecker Vineland Growers' Co-operative Ltd. Grower/Packer/Shipper
Robert Pereira Walmart Canada Corp. Retail
Aaron Bregg Westcoast Produce Wholesalers Regional Retail