President, Canadian Produce Marketing Association & Chair, Global Coalition for Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Ron works in the fast-paced world of perishable fruit and vegetables that manoeuvres through global regulatory swings, supply chain disruptions, variable climate, food safety outbreaks, disruptive technology advancements and ever-changing consumer demands and expectations. Ron has been engaged in supply chain disruptions throughout the pandemic and participated in federal consultations with Transport Canada and Agriculture Canada. Through the CPMA North American Trade Working Group, he supported the development of policy direction to the Federal government as it relates to his sector. Mr. Lemaire is also the Chair of the Global Coalition for Fresh Produce which brings together 11 fresh produce associations from around the world, to create resilient global value chains for fruits and vegetables that bring a myriad of economic, environmental, and societal benefits.