BC Tree Fruits Cooperative has extended chief executive officer Warren Sarafinchan’s contract for another five years. Sarafinchan has been heading the organization for 18 months and has made many significant moves to turn the tree fruit co-operative around.
“As Warren has already demonstrated, he is fully committed to working with the growers, board members and employees at the Cooperative to implement the changes needed to strengthen the Cooperative and improve grower profitability,” BC Tree Fruits board of directors president Steve Brown said in a press release.
“In his short time with the Cooperative, Warren and his team have been working tirelessly to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and has taken major steps to right size all aspects of the organization. The board of directors is confident that Warren is the right person to deliver the changes required in our Cooperative.”
BC Tree Fruits was established in the Okanagan Valley in 1936, and it represents 350 growers and 600 regular and seasonal employees. It is Western Canada’s largest tree fruits packing house.