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Colin Chapdelaine
Colin Chapdelaine
May 11, 2023

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has announced that Colin Chapdelaine is the 2023-2024 CPMA chair following his appointment during the Board Meeting held concurrently with the 2023 CPMA Convention and Trade Show.


Chapdelaine brings to this role broad knowledge and extensive experience, having worked in the industry for more than 25 years. He is currently the president of Berry Operations at Star Produce and has served on CPMA Board from 2007 to 2012 and then from 2015 to present. He is also a member of CPMA’s Executive and Human Resources Committees and is currently the vice-chair of the Association’s Industry Technology Advisory Committee.


In addition to building on the work of his predecessors, Colin will prioritize crucial areas that significantly affect the industry. These include advancing innovation and sustainability, while also addressing key supply chain challenges.


“I am truly honoured to take on the role of CPMA chair,” says Colin Chapdelaine. “I eagerly anticipate collaborating with my colleagues to advance our industry’s commitment to social, economic, and environmental sustainability as well as continuing to drive innovation across the produce supply chain.”



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






Colin Chapdelaine

Star Group / BC Hot House Foods Inc.


Past Chair

Mario Masellis

Catania Worldwide


1st Vice-Chair

George Pitsikoulis

Canadawide Fruit Wholesalers Inc.


2nd Vice-Chair

Steve Bamford

Fresh Advancements


Executive Committee Member

David Dube

Krown Produce


Executive Committee Member

Steve Boulianne

Metro Richelieu Inc.



Source:  Canadian Produce Marketing Association May 11, 2023 news release


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Submitted by Karen Davidson on 11 May 2023