(May 22, PACKER WEB EXCLUSIVE) The Ottawa-based Canadian Produce Marketing Association has elected new officers and directors to hold office through May 2009.

Beth Pattillo, Kings Produce Limited, will serve as chair, Adrian Abbott, B.C. Tree Fruits Limited, will serve as first vice chair and Alain Routhier, Courchesne Larose Ltee, will serve as second vice chair.

Regional officers include:

Atlantic Canada

  • Andrea Palmer, Nova Agri Inc.

  • Ivan Noonan, PEI Potato Board

Quebec

  • Christian Chouinard, Provigo Distribution Inc.

  • Paul Mahoney, F.P.D. East Inc.

  • Martin Desrochers, Hydroserre Mirabel Inc.

  • Pat Calabretta, Sobeys Quebec

Ontario

  • Mike Mauti, Loblaw Companies Limited

  • Judy Chong, ProduceSmart Business Services

  • Hugh Bowman, Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd.

  • Jim DiMenna, J-D Marketing, Inc.

  • Robert Beauregard, Sobeys Ontario

Prairies

  • Mark Zachanowich, The North West Company

  • David Dubé, Krown Produce

  • Mike Furi, The Grocery People Ltd.

  • Tom Byttynen, Thomas Fresh Inc.

British Columbia

  • Carl Svangtun, Sun Rich Fresh Foods

At-Large

  • Les Mallard, Chiquita Canada

  • Terry Lindemann, GFS Canada/Markon Canada

  • Jim Steel, Jace Holdings (Thrifty Foods Inc.)

  • John Killeen, Tanimura & Antle

  • Rick Alcocer, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.

  • Colin Chapdelaine, Star Produce

  • Robert Verloop, Naturipe LLC

  • Dennis James, Pear Bureau Northwest

  • Alain Paré, Metro Richelieu Inc.

  • John Lancaster, Sysco Foodservice-Calgary

  • Mike Ecker, Vineland Growers’ Co-Operative Ltd.

  • Walt Breeden, The Oppenheimer Group

  • David Overall, Sobeys

  • Sam Silvestro, Wal-Mart Stores Canada

  • Savvas Tsoukalas, C.H. Robinson Co, (Canada) Ltd

  • Joe Sbrocchi, C.O.D. Fresh

  • Leland Wong, Sunkist Growers, Inc.

  • Domenic Raso, Rite Pak Produce

  • Frank Marcoccia, A & P Canada Co., a subsidiary of Metro Inc.

  • Stephane Dolbec, Les Patates Dolbec Inc.

  • Larry Kieswetter, Loblaw Companies Limited

  • Denis Bissonnette, Groupe Ethier