KELOWNA, BC – BC Tree Fruits Cooperative today announces the appointment of two new senior executives – Mr. Todd McMyn as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Mr. Ross Dwhytie as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Todd joined the Cooperative effective April 1 and Ross April 8.
“We are extremely excited to welcome two solid leaders to the Cooperative,” says Chairman of the Board Jeet Dukhia. “The Board of Directors went through an extensive search for the past number of months to ensure we find the right individuals that will excel in these positions on behalf of our grower members.”
Todd joins the Cooperative with previous experience as a CEO where he led a successful manufacturing and trading corporation involved in high tech products infrastructure as well as consulted on various agricultural and farming projects globally. Todd brings a global perspective and has travelled to over 50 countries setting up distribution and business. He has participated in international trade missions with the BC government. A graduate of Simon Fraser University (SFU), Todd has been trained and instituted Total Quality Management manufacturing standards with a number of global companies.
“I’m thrilled to join the Cooperative as the new CEO,” says Mr. Todd McMyn. “Thank you to the Board of Directors, on behalf of our grower members, for trusting me to lead our organization moving forward. I am excited for the future of our Cooperative and l want to ensure we are leaders in the industry not only in the Okanagan Valley and British Columbia, but worldwide.”
Ross joins the Cooperative with a strong background in finance and a wealth of knowledge and strategic ability to help move the organization forward. As a CPA and CA, Ross brings with him 15 plus years’ experience in both public practice and industry.
“Thank you to the Board of Directors and to Mr. McMyn for providing me the opportunity to join such a strong, reputable organization as the new CFO,” states Mr. Ross Dwhytie. “I look forward to working with both our staff and growers and help guide our Cooperative into a prosperous future.”
About BC Tree Fruits Cooperative:
BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is comprised of over 400 local grower families who produce a variety of tree fruit commodities including apples, cherries, pears, peaches, nectarines, apricots, prunes, plums and grapes. BC Tree Fruits head office is located in Kelowna, BC, Canada.