Canada: New CEO for BC Tree Fruits Cooperative

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Canada: New CEO for BC Tree Fruits Cooperative

Canada's BC Tree Fruits Cooperative has announced Stan Swales' return the group as CEO, bringing with him more than three decades of industry experience. manzanasrojas-en-arbol_72593407

"After a long search, we are excited to move forward with our selection of Stan," says BC Tree Fruits Cooperative president Jeet Dukhia.

"The Board of Directors is confident Stan will build on the trust between Cooperative members and staff while working towards a strong, sustainable industry for our members."

Swales started in the industry in 1985 at Okanagan North Growers Co-Op in Winfield where he spent 20 years in various roles, including both horticulture and operations.

From there Stan moved to Growers Supply Co. Ltd. as the General Manager where he remained for 10 years. For the last year Stan was with BASF Canada as a business representative.

"I am thrilled to be back with the Cooperative as the new CEO," Swales said.

"Over the span of my career in the industry, I have worked in some capacity at almost every level. With that comes the understanding of the needs and challenges both the membership and the Cooperative face and I feel I can draw on my experience to help guide our Cooperative moving forward."

While Stan’s first day on the job was on Tuesday (Nov. 29), he will be in the office full-time starting Dec. 27. CFO Warren Everton will remain acting CEO until then.



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