The Burnac Produce Group Welcomes Frank Spagnuolo as Senior Vice President, Managing Director; Lorne Burnett Comments
WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO, CANADA - Building a winning team fortified by excellence and experience is one of the many qualities The Burnac Produce Group brings to the fresh produce industry. The company is living up to its reputation, once again, as it welcomes Frank Spagnuolo as Senior Vice President, Managing Director.
Frank brings more than 30 years of experience to his new role, with a majority of his career committed to Loblaw, where he excelled in many varied and challenging facets of the retail produce industry. Frank has held the position of Senior Category Director, Produce Procurement at Loblaw for the past 14 years, leading a team focused on enhancing both quality and strategic innovation within the produce department.
In addition, Frank has played an integral role with strategic vendor partners, building sustainable, innovative programs designed to enhance product assortment; to strengthen quality specifications; and meet merchandising plans in support of the enhancement of financial objectives, according to a press release.
The industry veteran will report directly to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lorne Burnett, starting on the 25th of September.
“At Burnac, we are intent on bringing a fresh and current approach to the produce industry. As an industry veteran, Frank will make an important contribution to those efforts and to our business, in general, bringing global reach, knowledge, a wealth of experience, and continued best practices to our company,” Burnett expressed. “Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Frank, as he joins the Burnac Family.”
Frank’s beginnings in the industry reach back far, beginning in early childhood when he lived above his parent’s grocery store in downtown Hamilton. Hard work and dedication set the roots of a family business that became a pillar of the community, centered on quality, service, and customer satisfaction.
“Frank’s humble roots translated into a long and fulfilling career, based on the fundamental principles he learned in his youth—principles which he consistently passes on to those who work with him—customer service, innovation, relationships and a passion for the industry, to name a few. Frank is recognized as a committed and respected leader, collaborating with and developing his teams to the highest level of excellence, while mentoring future leaders,” Burnett shared.
For those looking to get in touch with Frank, please use his new email address [email protected].
Congratulations, Frank, on joining such a stellar organization. We are excited to see what the path ahead brings for Burnac’s entire operation.