The Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) marked its 26th Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 17th, celebrating some of the produce industries' best.
This year's awards were presented to three individuals whose efforts have made a significant impact in the produce industry.
Matt Ecker of Vineland Growers Cooperative received the OPMA Fresh Award, presented to a young individual under 40 who demonstrates a determination to improve the quality, distribution or consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Matt Ecker, Vineland Growers Cooperative, received the OPMA Fresh Award
Dr. Martin Gooch, Value Chain Management International, received the Cory Clack-Streef Produce Person of the Year Award
Dr. Martin Gooch, CEO of Value Chain Management International was the recipient of the Cory Clack-Streef Produce Person of the Year Award, presented to an individual who has worked to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables through innovation, collaboration and hard work.
Fred Webber, Dispute Resolution Corp., received the OPMA Lifetime Achievement Award
Fred Webber, Dispute Resolution Corp., received the OPMA Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to a person who has improved the transaction process between produce sellers and buyers.