2017/2018 Board of Directors

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

Executive Committee

Position Name Company Sector
Chair Rick Alcocer Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc. Grower/Packer/Shipper
Past Chair Sam Silvestro Fresh Ambient Retail Marketing/Merchandising (FARMM) Affiliated Services
1st Vice Chair Les Mallard Mallard Produce Solutions Grower/Packer/Shipper
2nd Vice Chair Oleen Smethurst Costco Wholesale Canada Retail
Executive Committee Member Davis Yung Fresh Direct Produce Ltd. Wholesaler

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
Steve Bamford Fresh Advancements Wholesaler
John Corsaro The Giumarra Companies 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
Steve Boulianne Metro Richelieu Inc. Retail
Andrea Palmer Nova Agri Inc. Grower/Packer/Shipper
Kendra Mills PEI Potato Board Affiliated Services
Brian Hampton The Produce People Ltd. Wholesaler
Keith Kuhl Southern Potato Co. Ltd. Grower/Packer/Shipper
Colin Chapdelaine The Star Group / BC Hot House Foods Inc. 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