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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'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.
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Wes’s career began in the restaurant industry and he followed to complete a diploma in Hotel & Restaurant management and a further diploma in Culinary Arts. He has committed 17 years to the food and hospitality industry in various positions including Head chef, General manager, and Sales manager. His diverse experience in food service and sales has allowed him to develop an innate understanding of our industry as a whole and the value that quality fresh produce brings to any food service establishment.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
Joe has spent his entire life working in the produce industry, starting with his family’s business - a local Portland processor, foodservice wholesaler. Joe has spent the last 19 years training salespeople, supporting customers by visiting end-users at shows and events, and collaborating with senior management on ways to organically grow their produce business. Joe lives and breathes the produce business, and it shows!