To build its Canadian sales, Oppy has promoted David Wazny to sales manager of the team based in the company’s Vancouver, BC headquarters and Colbert Rahal to a newly created role of sales manager of eastern Canada.
The pair has followed a parallel career path at Oppy, both being promoted to senior sales representative early last year. Their experience will bring a fresh perspective to sales strategy, says vice president of Canadian sales Walt Breeden.
“We’re going through a significant growth period in Canada as a whole, but especially in the east. As we evolve into new areas, I know we’ll have the right guys on our side. Their deep knowledge of our products and relationships they’ve made within the past decade will take us far,” Breeden said.
Wazny joined Oppy in 2012 as a sales representative. He has since taken a significant role with Oppy’s kiwifruit partner Zespri and established a strong rapport with customers. He has a diploma in urban land economics from the University of British Columbia.
Rahal will guide the Toronto team, directing strategy and development initiatives to expand retail sales for Canada’s East Coast. Hired at Oppy in 2011, Rahal has grown close to Oppy’s vegetable growers such as Divemex, Oceanside Pole and SunSelect.