BC Food & Beverage Announces Changes to its Board of Directors, Executive

Langley, BC – BC Food & Beverage (BCFB) is pleased to announce the addition of five new members of the Board of Directors: Kirk Homenick, Naturally Homegrown Foods, Lyndsay Scott, Kindred Cultures, Lachlan Whatley, Apex Food Source, Nicky Shaw, Daiya, and Ariel Laver, FASKEN.

These new appointments will replace outgoing Directors Jeff Novinger, Kay Woodland, Ally Bharmal, Jill van Gyn, and Colin Henry. ‘It’s always exciting to have new Directors to provide fresh ideas and a new perspective, but the leadership and experience provided by our outgoing Directors will be missed’ said James Donaldson, CEO of BCFB. ‘Their significant contributions to the Association and our industry are greatly appreciated’.

Additionally, at its Annual General Meeting on June 28th, the BCFB Board of Directors also appointed a new Executive Committee. Kirk Homenick will serve as the new Chair; Jasmine Byrne, Big Mountain Foods was appointed Vice Chair, and Lyndsay Scott was elected as Secretary.  Rounding out the Executive Committee is Leo Wilson, Partner, KPMG as Treasurer, Pamela Ambriz, Vitalus Nutrition as Vice Chair and Steve MacIntyre, Fine Choice Foods moves into the Past Chair role after completing his two-year term as Chair.

‘I want to thank all of the Directors who worked with me and helped us to make the changes and improvements we’ve made over the past two years.’ Said outgoing Chair Steve MacIntyre.  ‘I appreciate what each of you do to make BCFB a great organization.’

‘I’ve been part of the BCFB community for many years, and am excited about its direction and am honoured to be able to serve the Association as Chair.’ said Kirk Homenick.  ‘I’m excited to work with James and the Board of Directors through the next chapter of our evolution’ added Homenick.

BC Food & Beverage is a not-for-profit industry association representing food and beverage manufacturers in British Columbia, whose membership represents approximately $7 billion in industry revenues.


Photographs, and bios will be posted on our website at www.bcfb.ca

For more information, contact CEO James Donaldson at 604.371.4245 or james@bcfb.ca

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