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Appointee Biographies

Ontario Food Terminal Board

CHRISTY MCMULLEN

Christy McMullen has been serving as a Vice-Chair since 2020 and is the Vice-President of Summerhill Market. Her community involvement includes formerly serving as Chair for the Canadian Federation Independent Grocers.

LARRY KIESWETTER

Larry Kieswetter retired from Burnac Produce where he served as a Senior Director. His long career in produce also included 48 years with Zehrs and Loblaw Companies where he worked in every phase of produce operation including retail, warehousing, distribution and procurement. During his career he also served on the Boards of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC). Over the years he has also been a guest speaker at various produce conferences. Outside work Larry has been actively involved in his church and various charitable organizations.

IAN MACKENZIE

Ian MacKenzie began his 39 year career with Agriculture Canada where he was involved in the fresh fruit and vegetable inspection, licensing and arbitration programs. He became Director of Regulatory Affairs before leaving government to help build and refocus the Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA). In 1998 he joined the Ontario Apple Marketing Commission as their General Manager and continued there until its closure in 2001. He returned to the OPMA to finish out his career, retiring the end of 2015. In his retirement, he is an arbitrator for the Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) and also works with the DRC and Canadian Food Inspection Agency to modernize and update Canadian grade standards for fresh fruit and vegetables.

STEVE BAMFORD

Steve Bamford is a Chief Executive Officer for Fresh Advancements, and President of Bay Growers, and a former President of Freshline Foods Inc.

JOHN DEN BOER

John Den Boer is President of Den Boer Family Inc, and a former Store Manager for Albert-Heijn.

LEN TURKEVICS

LEN TURKEVICS is currently Principal at Turkevics & Associates. Former employment includes roles as serving as a Senior Policy Advisor with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs and as a Researcher for the PC Caucus at the Legislative Assembly. Mr. Turkevics holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Toronto.