Kingsville, ON (May 14, 2017) SUNSET® Chairman Don Mastronardi was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 CPMA conference.
“This year, I’m honored to present the lifetime achievement award to an individual who has been considered a true innovator in Ontario,” shared Ron Lemaire, President of CPMA. “Don Mastronardi is known for his hard work, dedication, competitiveness, and vision to build an industry within Ontario and across North America.”
Don Mastronardi has been an active member of the produce industry his entire life. At a young age, Don took over the family business. As a Canadian working the American market, Don learned about importing and exporting fresh produce and led Canadian businesses to do the same. These skills, combined with his incredible passion for customer service, helped establish SUNSET® as a leader in the industry.
As a true innovator, Don introduced products like Campari®, the world’s first branded tomato, to the North American market. Since then, SUNSET® has developed countless award-winning brands, and continues to lead and innovate in the produce category.
“I’m truly honored,” shared Don Mastronardi. “This award is incredibly humbling and I’m thankful to everyone who has been a part of this journey.”