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CPMA announces 2024-2025 Chair

Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is pleased to announce George Pitsikoulis as the 2024-2025 CPMA Chair following his appointment during the Board Meeting held concurrently with the 2024 CPMA Convention and Trade Show in Vancouver.

George Pitsikoulis

Pitsikoulis brings to this role comprehensive knowledge and experience having worked in the industry for more than four decades. Currently president and CEO of Canadawide Fruit Wholesalers Inc., a role he has held since the early 2000s, he is also greatly involved in the produce industry and community initiatives. He has served on several boards including the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation, the Quebec Produce Marketing Association, and CPMA where he is still a member of its Executive, Marketing, and Food Safety Committees.

During his term as CPMA Chair, Pitsikoulis will focus on strengthening international trade relationships, promoting sustainability, and addressing the key challenges that significantly impact the produce industry.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as CPMA's 2024-2025 Chair," says Pitsikoulis. "With the Association's 100th anniversary coming up next year, this significant milestone makes my term as CPMA Chair even more special. I look forward to working with CPMA and its stakeholders to foster a dynamic marketplace where members thrive through market expansion, sustainable practices, and technology adoption."

The 2024-2025 CPMA Board of Directors.

In his role as Chair, Pitsikoulis will be supported by the Executive Committee which consists of:

  • Chair: George Pitsikoulis, Canadawide Fruit Wholesalers Inc. (wholesaler)
  • Past Chair: Colin Chapdelaine, Star Group/Whole Leaf Ltd. (wholesaler, grower/packer/shipper)
  • 1st Vice-Chair: Steve Bamford, Fresh Advancements (wholesaler)
  • 2nd Vice-Chair: David Dube Krown Produce, (wholesaler)
  • Executive Committee Member: Steve Boulianne, Metro Richelieu Inc. (retailer)
  • Executive Committee Member: Andrea Vandergrift, Costco Wholesale Canada (retailer)

The complete CPMA Board of Directors listing can be found here.

For more information:
Micken Kokonya
Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Tel.: +1 (613) 226-4187 x225
[email protected]

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