Associate Members’ Council

Co-operation and communication between supplier and retailer have become increasingly important in grocery retail. CFIG’s Associate Members’ Council (AMC) has in turn become more integral to the direction of the federation as a whole. The Associate Members’ Council is a group of senior executives representing a variety of Canadian grocery product companies. The AMC meets quarterly, and provides professional guidance to the Board of Directors on industry news and trends.

Patrick Heffernan
Sr. VP of Customer & Client Development
Tree of Life Canada

Peter Bowman
Senior Vice President, Retail & Food Service Sales
Saputo Dairy Products Canada

Martin Payant

Martin Payant
Sr. Director
Unilever Canada

Greg Coles
Chief Customer Officer
Nestlé Canada Inc.


Colin Mann
VP – Market Development, Canada
General Mills

Vincent Nadeau
VP of Retail Sales
Kraft Heinz Company

John Kotsopoulos
Vice President,
Sales & Trade Marketing
Smucker Foods of Canada Corp.

Tom Szostok,
Sr VP Sales
Lactalis Canada

Traci Wildish
VP of Canadian Sales and North American Retail Operations
McCormick & Company

Tim McNerney
Sr. Vice President, National Sales & Consumer Marketing
Coca-Cola Refreshments

Scott Lorimer
Senior Vice President, Retail Sales
Maple Leaf Foods
*Vice Chair

Lance Wade
VP Customer Development
PepsiCo Foods Canada

Sam Magnacca 
Vice President Customer Development
Acosta Canada

Steeve Lamontagne
Vice President & Head of Canada Sales
Kruger Products Inc.
Michael Batke
Vice President, Sales
Procter & Gamble
Kostas Kapralos
Vice President of Sales
A. Lassonde

Rob Clarke
Director of Sales
McCain Foods

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