BC Tree Fruits, a grower cooperative that packs most of British Columbia’s apples, has permanently filled its CEO and chief financial officer positions in the wake of a company restructuring.
Todd McMyn started his role as CEO on April 1, according to a news release from the Kelowna company. He previously was the CEO for a high-technology infrastructure manufacturing and trading corporation and has consulted on agriculture projects globally, the release said. He also has participated in international trade missions with the British Columbia government.
Ross Dwhytie started as the CFO on April 8, the release said. He is a certified public accountant and has more than 15 years of experience in finance in public practice and industry.
In January, the fruit packing and shipping cooperative eliminated several positions over various departments. At the time, CEO Stan Swales was reassigned as the bin resource manager while Bob Fisher-Fleming took the helm as interim CEO and led the search for a permanent replacement.
BC Tree Fruits represents between 70 percent and 80 percent of the province’s apples and about one-third of its cherries and is owned by more than 400 growers.
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—by Ross Courtney