Kingsville, ON (June 28, 2016) SUNSET® is proud to announce that President and CEO Paul Mastronardi has been named as Produce Person of the Year at the United Fresh, a produce industry exposition in Chicago.
Tying in with the theme of innovation, Mastronardi was selected for his outstanding contributions to the produce industry. Pamela Riemenschneider of Produce Retailer, who presented the award, said that Mastronardi is a driving force behind revolutionizing entire categories in the produce department.
“He was instrumental in bringing the Campari® cocktail tomato to the market [back in 1995],” said Riemenschneider. “Since that time, the tomato category has expanded from basic beefsteaks, Romas, TOVs and cherries to a complete menu of flavors, textures, and colors from bright yellow to a deep brown.”
The fourth generation CEO from Leamington has earned a reputation in the industry for his passion for innovation, quality, and above all, flavor. Under his leadership, the company has been named Canada¹s Best Managed for seven consecutive years, and has continued to develop unique, flavorful products under the SUNSET® brand. The company is also an active member of the community, taking part in several different events and charities throughout the year.
“This is an award for the entire company. Without the hard work of the Mastronardi team, we would not be where we are today,” shared Mastronardi.