A veteran of Canada’s potato industry, Kevin MacIsaac, plans to retire this fall after a decade as general manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada. His diversified career spans 42 years as an extension agronomist, farmer, industry organizer and articulate advocate for agriculture. 

Dan Branson starts a new role as senior director, business and product development on August 16, 2021. He’s had a 15-year run with Canada’s largest grocer, Loblaw Companies, earning him a reputation as a thought leader on large global initiatives. 

The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation has announced that new directors were elected to the board at its annual general meeting held virtually from June 2-4, 2021. Representation is broad from Canada, the United States, Mexico and Chile.

Larry McIntosh, pictured on the trade show floor of a Canadian Produce Marketing Association annual convention.

Larry McIntosh, recently retired as president and CEO of Peak of the Market for 27 years, is this year’s winner of the Canadian Produce Person of the Year.  A virtual event is to be held July 21, 2021 when Tom Karst, editor of The Packer and Ron Lemaire, president of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association present the award.  

A Manitoba household name, Peak of the Market, has appointed a new CEO to carry forward the marketing strategies for more than 100 different varieties of locally grown produce.  She’s Pamela Kolochuk, most recently the company’s chief financial officer. 

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