Meet the team.

Dan Bowie

Vancouver, BC

Dan began his food service career working at the restaurant level. His next stop was at a premier broad line food service distributor. Here he was exposed to all aspects of the business – operations, logistics, street sales, multi unit sales, sales management, and finally as the Fresh Produce Category Manager. Dan then spent several years as the Canadian Account Manager for a large California based grower. In this role he travelled Canada working with Food Service distributors and multi unit restaurant groups.

Herb Ginther

Vancouver, BC

Herb's career began for a National Food Company as a Territory Manager, which kick started his 30 year commitment to the food service industry. Mid career, Herb worked at a National Food Brokerage firm in the sales division before accepting the lead role of Sales Manager with a small BC based Fresh Fruit Processor, responsible for both the U.S and Canadian markets. Herb's Sales Leadership took that processor from a small start up to North America's leading fresh cut fruit company. Herb brings a large extent of knowledge and leadership to our team at Fresh Pro.

Kris Moore

Vancouver, BC

Kris has worked in the Food Service industry for over 10 years.  Before starting with FreshPro, he worked for a National Food Service distributor in the marketing department specializing in the produce category. In addition to that role, he worked in other areas of the company including; operations, sales, and procurement. Kris also spent two years as the Director of Sales and operations for a Canadian owned Petroleum Distributor. In 2015, Kris graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a Bachelor Degree in Marketing Management. Kris brings a passion for produce, valuable experience and a strong working knowledge of marketing and the food service industry to the FreshPro team.

Bryon Liddell

Edmonton, AB

Bryon's experience lends to 30 years in food service distribution, with a particular passion for fresh produce. His latest role was as Produce & Dairy Manager within one of the largest North American based Food Service Distribution Centres. Bryon brings with him a wealth of produce knowledge in addition to an abundance of passion for the Food Service Industry.

Rob Lehmann

Calgary, AB

From dishwasher to corporate chef to owning a catering company, Rob's 25 year background in food services is extensive. Most recently over the course of 9 years, Rob worked in the brokerage business as a Territory Manager, Key Account Manager and Distribution Manager.

Rob has an innate understanding of a restaurant's front and back of the house operation and brings his expertise to the Fresh Pro team to address the common challenges facing today's clients have.

Dennis Dufour

Winnipeg, MB

Dennis has worked in the foodservice industry for the past 18 years, while doing many different jobs there has been one focus, Fresh Produce. He started his produce career, receiving fruits and vegetables in the warehouse, moved into the Inventory control department and was responsible for the Quality control of the incoming and on stock produce. He then made the jump into the produce buying side of things. As his passion for produce grew so did his desire to work his way up. Over the next few years he spent time working as a buyer, logistics coordinator, specialist, and manager of the department.

Nick Badame

Toronto, ON

Nick began his career in produce working for a large importer at the Ontario Produce Terminal. He was involved in all aspects of wholesaling fresh produce. He soon moved into the sales and purchasing and became the food service sales manager as well as the purchaser of gas green tomatoes. In this role he worked with national distributors, regional wholesalers, and all levels of end users.

Nick brings with him an innate knowledge of the produce industry along with 20 years of experience in the fresh category.

Mark Sloat

Southwest, ON

Mark has been in the food industry for close to 30 years. He started his career selling Greek Food and then working for McCain Foods. He has owned a restaurant and QSR franchise. Mark has had success servicing National and Regional accounts in Ontario. With his knowledge of the restaurant industry and first hand experiences, he offers a vast knowledge to his customers in produce and innovative solutions.

 

Suzanne Deschênes

Montreal, QC

Suzanne has worked in the Food Service Industry for close to 10 years. Prior to joining Fresh Pro Sales, she held a Business Development position in menu research coordination & food safety for the airline industry. Her journey continued as a representative for a Food Service Broker which extended her knowledge and propelled her career at the retail level for bakery manufacturers. With a background in marketing and 15 years in promotional industry combined with her food service and food safety experience, Suzanne is bringing a creative perspective to the Quebec market.

Please reload

© 2019 Fresh Pro Sales & Marketing

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Twitter Classic
  • Facebook Social Icon