The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is delighted to announce the participants for the 2021 Passion for Produce (PFP) program which will be delivered virtually during the weeks surrounding CPMA Fresh Week. A virtual format will mean expanded time with industry mentors, international facility tours, and more opportunities to network and connect with other young professionals in the sector.
The PFP program was launched in 2010 to support the talent development of young professionals in the produce sector. CPMA members can nominate rising stars to take part in this program to accelerate their professional development through a unique mentoring and learning experience.
“Each year, we’re amazed by the bright, young talent the PFP program attracts and develops,” said Ron Lemaire, President, CPMA. “We value the opportunity to cultivate future leaders for our industry and are incredibly proud to continue mentoring these individuals as they grow throughout their career.” “As the program continues to grow, so do the participants’ careers, and it’s very inspiring to see the progress and success of PFP Alumni as their passion takes them to new levels in our industry.”
CPMA is proud to introduce the 2021 PFP participants:
Raeanne Anderson, Consolidated Fruit Packers Ltd.
Kevin Pedreira, Red Sun Farms
Sevag Artinian, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Steven O’Hora, Highline Mushrooms
Vicky Blais, Metro Inc.
Kevin Qu, Fresh Direct Produce
Gary Dhaliwal, BC Hot House
Jorie Rose, EarthFresh Foods
Stephen Di Girolamo, Metro
Karina Sommerkamp, Gambles Produce
Anna Lisa Farina, The Wonderful Company
Chris Stafford, Star Produce
Scott Hunter, Burnac Produce
Marina Subic, Vineland Growers’ Co-operative
Sebastian Kmiecik, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Sharon Tian, Peak of the Market
Spencer Lightfoot, NatureFresh Farms
Sandra Ulewicz, The Ontario Produce Marketing Association
Ben Murray, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association
Michael Wexler, Oppy