Ben Alviano of Mann Packing, received the Ontario Produce Marketing Association Fresh Award for his successful start in the produce industry. Alviano has been the Canadian national account manager at Mann for two years.
The Fresh Award is given to young individuals or beginners in the industry who show “innovation, passion, spirit and dedication towards the produce industry,” according to an association news release.
These individuals work to improve the quality of all aspects of produce marketed within or outside Ontario’s borders.
“It’s not surprising that Ben is being recognized for his contributions to the produce industry by the OPMA. We’re proud of his hard work and ability to build solid relationships with our Canadian retail partners,” Lorri Koster, chief executive officer of Salinas, Calif.-based Mann Packing, said in a news release.