Oppy's Steve Roosdahl Promoted to Vice President of Operations
- by Lilian Diep
VANCOUVER, CANADA - Recently, Oppy announced that it will be welcoming a new member to its leadership roster. Steve Roosdahl has moved up through the IT department to his new role as Vice President of Operations. Roosdahl has spent the last 24 years with Oppy successively moving through the leadership team under the wing of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Doug Grant.
“I have been fortunate enough to be a part of Oppy and the challenging environment of produce over the last two decades. Through our focus on culture, systems, and teamwork, I look forward to the future and supporting growth in my new role,” Roosdahl commented.
Roosdahl first started off as an application developer in the IT department and has been moving through management positions since then, adding responsibilities in transportation, manufacturing, quality control and operations, warehouse and inventory administration, and most recently, sustainability, food safety, and government relations and facilities. Sounds like Roosdahl has been quite the busy bee!
“Steve is very well suited for this promotion to senior management,” Grant said in the press release. “He has a strategic mindset while being adept to the finest level of detail, something that makes him unique for management. Steve is going to play a big role in Oppy’s continued success.”
But it all goes back to his first leadership role as one of the original developers of Oppy’s state-of-the-art supply chain software years ago that put Roosdahl on Grant’s radar.
“Here he gained a deep understanding of our business, which is where I sense he picked up his aptitude for strategy and how to be on the leading edge at all levels,” Grant added.
Another initiative Roosdahl has been on the forefront of is Oppy Transport, the company’s 3PL service, which he actually wrote his thesis on when he received his MBA in 2016 from Athabasca University. Grant recalls working with Roosdahl to implement that very paper.
Not only has Roosdahl made significant contributions to the industry, he also has spent many years chairing the Produce Traceability Initiative’s implementation committee, CPMA Council of Food Processing and Consumer Products (CTAC), and in his current CPMA director role.
Congratulations to Steve Roosdahl for the next phase in his journey! Keep with ANUK as we cover more produce news to come.