About Us

Food & Beverage Canada is an association of seven regional food and beverage manufacturing associations from coast to coast plus leading industry and stakeholder members. The organization is committed to collaborative relationships and constructive communications with federal and provincial governments.

FBC-ABC will proactively define, lead and shape relevant issues through collaborative relationships, responsible communications and knowledge sharing among members, government and other stakeholders.

FBC-ABC will work with governments to effectively shape public policy and industry actions for the benefit of Canadians.

FBC-ABC Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Michael Burrows
    CEO, Maple Lodge Farms Ltd.
  • Daniel Vielfaure
    CEO, Bonduelle Americas
  • Sylvie Cloutier
    CEO, Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec (CTAQ)
  • Joe Makowecki
    President/CEO, Heritage Frozen Foods Ltd
  • Rosemary MacLellan
    Vice President, Strategy & Industry Affairs, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited
  • Rory McAlpine
    Senior VP, Government & Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods


  • Norm Beal
    CEO, Food and Beverage Ontario
  • Marilyn Boehm
    President, The Alberta Food Processors Association
  • James Donaldson
    CEO & Executive Director, BC Food Processors Association
  • Gregory Fash
    Executive Director, Food and Beverage Atlantic
  • Alister Muir
    President, Saskatchewan Food & Ingredient Processors Association
  • David Shambrock
    Executive Director, Food and Beverage Manitoba
  • Robert Eiser
    President, Aliments LUDA Foods
  • Sylvain Fournaise
    Vice-President, Food Safety and Technical Services, OLYMEL S.E.C./L.P.
  • Ashley Kanary
    Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Baxters Canada Inc
  • Douglas Pritchard
    General Manager, Griffith Foods Limited
  • René Proulx
    President and CEO, Exceldor cooperative
  • Pierre Rivard
    President and CEO, Group ST-Hubert Inc.
  • Del Rollo
    Senior Director Industry & Estates, Arterra Wines Canada Inc.
  • Teresa Schoonings
    Senior Director, Government Relations & Sustainability, Bimbo Canada
  • Scott Woods
    Senior Manager, Regulatory, US/Canada, Ingredion Canada Corporation

Our values


Progressive advocates of change, focused on advancing business led solutions that improve competitiveness, encourage innovation and deliver value for the businesses we represent.


Collaborative and transparent in our efforts, working with other organizations, governments, and stakeholders to collectively strengthen our industry.


Valued representatives of our industry, offering reliable, trusted expertise.


Passionate about nourishing lives at home and around the world with our distinct and innovative products.