Mastronardi Produce® Recognized for Investing in World Class Workforce; Paul Mastronardi and Wendy Parsons Comment
KINGSVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA - Knowing your company has your back is an important element in advancing your career. Mastronardi Produce® prides itself on taking on this role for its employees, recently taking home this year’s Business Excellence Award for Investing in a World Class Workforce. This award is given by the Chamber of Commerce in Leamington, Canada, and recognizes a business that leads the way in preparing employees for the future by investing in skills development and training, providing career growth opportunities, and modeling lifelong learning.
“At Mastronardi Produce, we want our team members to see this as a place where they can grow, build lifelong careers, and make a difference,” commented Paul Mastronardi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mastronardi Produce. “Our talented team has brought us to where we are today, and we are proud to support employee growth in any way we can.”
As a press release outlined, team members at Mastronardi Produce are encouraged to pursue professional development programs paid for by the company which advance their skills and knowledge in fresh produce. Employees also have the chance to take advantage of a tuition reimbursement program for post-graduate education, covering up to 50 percent of academic course fees.
On top of that, Mastronardi Produce encourages its employees to support local communities, with multiple fundraisers, fresh produce donations, races, and more offered under an employee engagement program.
“In a world that is constantly evolving, where challenges are met with resilience and opportunities are turned into success stories, Mastronardi Produce has demonstrated exceptional talent,” said Wendy Parsons, General Manager of the Leamington District Chamber of Commerce. “Your business is a testament to the power of vision, hard work, and perseverance.”
No stranger to recognition, Mastronardi Produce was recognized earlier this year as one of Canada’s Best Managed companies for the 14th year in a row. At the time, the company called on North Americans to join its “Flavor Revolution.” Working at state-of-the-art greenhouses, offices, and distribution centers, Mastronardi’s teams have earned international awards for flavor, quality, and innovation, the release went on to say.
What began as a family business in the 1940s under the leadership of Umberto Mastronardi is now a leading greenhouse operator in North America. In the last 25 years, the company has seen tremendous growth in its workforce, with over 3,000 employees in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Holland. This is what the company affectionately calls its “Flavor Nation” family.
Congratulations to Mastronardi Produce for this achievement!