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CPMA celebrating 10th year of Passion for Produce Program

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association announced the participants for the 2019 Passion for Produce Program in Montreal. The PFP program was launched by CPMA in 2010 to support the talent development and retention efforts of member companies. CPMA members can nominate rising stars to take part in this opportunity to accelerate their professional development through a unique mentoring experience at the annual CPMA Convention & Trade Show. This year marks the 10th edition of the Passion for Produce program.cpma

“The Passion for Produce program is an excellent career building block for young emerging leaders in the fresh produce business. We’re proud to be celebrating the 10th year of PFP this year in Montreal,” said Ron Lemaire, president of CPMA. “As the program continues to grow, so do the participants’ careers, and it’s very inspiring to see their progress and success as their passion takes them to new levels in our industry.”

Over the three days of the CPMA Convention & Trade Show, PFP candidates connect with industry leaders and mentors, and participate in off-site tours, interactive sessions, networking events and more, to learn all they can about the fresh produce industry in Canada. PFP candidates gain knowledge through first-hand experiences, discussions and networking that empowers them to return to work with an enriched understanding and renewed enthusiasm for the produce industry. Candidates develop lasting relationships with mentors, fellow candidates, and other industry leaders that will guide them through their careers.

CPMA is proud to introduce the 2019 PFP participants: Kara Badder of NatureFresh Farms Inc., Danny Boileau of Jean-Yves Boileau et Fils / QPMA, Armando Devora of Red Sun Farms, Arlene Henry of Metro Richelieu Inc., Madison Hiltz of Star Produce Ltd., Paula Irvine of Thomas Fresh, Braeden Lloyd of Sliced FC Ltd., Azul Meza of Fyffes North America Inc., Amanda Moen of Vineland Research & Innovation Centre, Kristin Murphy of Krown Produce, Ryan Ostertag of CFP Consolidated Fruit Packers Ltd., Kayser Rabot of Metro Ontario Inc., Emma Tamlin of Two Roads Logistics, Nick Yeatman of Longo Bros. Fruit Markets Inc. and David Zou of Fresh Direct Produce Ltd.