Thomas Gunter and Mary Dalimonte

The Food Industry Association of Canada has announced the recipients of the 2018 Golden Pencil Award: Tom Gunter and Mary Dalimonte. 

Gunter is the retired executive vice president and general manager of Fiera Foods Co. and the former president of ConAgra Foods Canada. 

Dalimonte is the retired senior vice president, merchandising and commercial programs for Sobeys. 

The Golden Pencil Award, originally called the Knights of the Golden Pencil Award, was first presented in 1957 by the Food Industry Association of Canada. The award was established by Paul Higgins Sr. to recognize the efforts of both buyer and seller in developing and improving the Canadian food industry. 

The Golden Pencil Award recognizes individuals who through career dedication have made significant contributions to the Canadian food industry. 

Gunter and Dalimonte will receive their award on November 19 during a celebration event at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

For details about the event, visit the Golden Pencil Award online at Golden Pencil Award.

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