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2013 BC Food Processors Award Finalists Announced

The BC Food Processors Association is happy to announce the Finalists in the 2013 BC Food Processors Awards.

 

Six awards were approved by a judging committee of the BCFPA Board of Directors, with the 2013 finalists as follows:

 

Award and Criteria

2013 Finalists (listed alphabetically)

BCFPA Member of the Year (awarded to a company)

  • Can be a Board member
  • BCFPA member (processor or associate)
  • Engagement level in BCFPA activities (committees, Board, events, etc.)
  • Contribution to industry effort (facilities, other resources)
  • Legacy Pacific Land Corporation (Stan Rogers)
  • Reliance Insurance (Chris Ball)
  • Shervin Communications (Sherrin Western)

Rising Star (awarded to a person)

  • Can be a Board member
  • BCFPA member (processor or associate)
  • Less than 10 years in the industry
  • Innovator
  • Contribution to industry and community
  • Role model
  • Showing leadership
  • Chris Ball (Reliance Insurance)
  • Marlene Madsen (Island Farmhouse Poultry)
  • Corin Mullins (Holy Crap Cereal)

Sustainability (awarded to a company)

  • Can be a Board member
  • BCFPA member (processor or associate)
  • Positive contribution to the environment
  • Leader in sustainability/ sustainable practices
  • Inspirational
  • Role model
  • Gourmet Baker (Jason Longden)
  • Left Coast Naturals (Gary Marasigan)
  • Phillips Brewing Company (Matt Phillips)

Innovation (awarded to a person)

  • Can be a Board member
  • Does not have to be a BCFPA member 
  • Demonstrates innovation in any aspect of the company (e.g. processes, technology, ingredients, human resources, culture, engagement, sales and marketing, product development, health and safety, research and development)
  • Role model
  • Charles Chang (Vega)
  • Christopher Ng (Alterrus)
  • Susan & Gary Snow (Tabletree)

Leadership (awarded to a person)

  • Not a Board member (to prevent conflict of interest)
  • Does not have to be a BCFPA member
  • Provides business leadership and inspiration
  • Positive contribution to the community
  • Mentorship
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Role model
  • Ryan Benn (aLive Publishing)
  • Sven Freybe (Freybe Gourmet Foods)
  • Rick Gibbs (Neutron Factory Works)
  • Kelly Hawes (Cold Star Freight)

Hall of Fame (awarded to a company)

  • Can be a Board member
  • Does not have to be a BCFPA member
  • Around 25+ years in business
  • Commitment to prosperity
  • Environmental sustainability
  • 7 Seas (George Heras)
  • Fine Choice Foods (Christina & Charles Lui)
  • Pacific Coast Fruit Products (Diane Klatt & Ellen MacIntyre)

 

For the seventh award, Product of the Year, several nominations were received. As they include a taste test, they will be judged at a later date.

 

The Awards will be awarded during the Awards Gala the evening of June 13, as part of FoodProWest 2013 (see http://2013.foodprowest.ca/ for more information.)