Peak of the Market’s CEO Larry McIntosh is retiring after 27 years as the president and CEO of the market cooperative, the company says in a news release on March 11.
“Larry’s commitment, dedication and extreme passion to the produce industry and to Peak of the Market will not be forgotten,” Peter Loewen, chair of Peak of the Market, says in the release. “We are grateful for his contributions and wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
McIntosh will stay with Peak of Market until June while the board of directors searches for a new CEO. He plans to continue his volunteer work as a director on the Canadian Red Cross, as past chair of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and his recently appointed position on the new Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council.
“I am very proud of the entire Team at Peak of the Market. Together, over the years, we have grown the Company and have accomplished so many major milestones. The team’s dedication to growers, customers, suppliers and to each other says so much about the Company. Peak of the Market will continue to be a leader in the produce industry and has a solid foundation to have strong growth well into the future,” McIntosh says in the release.
Peak of the Market has a grower elected board of directors, the release notes. It has offices and distribution centres in Winnipeg, Man. and Calgary, Alta. Founded in 1942, Peak has been selling Manitoba and Canadian fresh vegetables for over 79 years and ships across Canada and throughout United States.