AFPA-Alberta Food Processing Association
AFPA-Alberta Food Processing Association

About Us

AFPA is a non-profit organization representing all segments of the food and beverage industry: growers, processors, retailers, foodservice buyers and service suppliers.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to build the competitive advantage of our members through quality training, effective promotion and by being the representative voice of members and the Alberta food processing industry.

The AFPA Team

Marilynn Boehm President
Marilynn Boehm
P: 780-499-0127 or 403-201-3657 Ext. 27
E: marilynn@AFPA.com
Melody Pashko General Manager
Melody Pashko
P: 403-201-3657 Ext. 21
E: Melody@AFPA.com
Dave Cowley V.P. Workplace Health & Safety
Dave Cowley
P: 403-201-3657 Ext. 28
E: Dave@AFPA.com
Food Safety & Quality
P: 403-201-3657 Ext. 21
E: foodsafety@AFPA.com
Terri Morros Financial Controller
Terri Morros
P: 403-201-3657 Ext. 30
E: Terri@AFPA.com

2013-2014 AFPA Board of Directors

Lori Ell (Past Chair)
Growing Ideas
Cell: 403-617-7772
Alan Stuart
Bassano Growers Ltd.
Tel: 403-363-3013
Greg Mohr
Beemaid Honey
Tel: 780-962 8014 X8014
Randy MacDonald (Chair)
Olivier's Candies / The Candy Tree
Tel: 403-266-6028
Kyle Chrumka
Executive Hotels & Resorts
Tel: 780-930-6862
John Potter
Foothills Creamery
Tel: 403-263-7725
Louis Bontorin
Calgary Italian Bakery
Tel: 403-255-3515
Ron Dyck
Inovata Foods
Tel: 780-454-8665 X227
Jerry Bigam
Kinnikinnick Foods Inc.
Tel: 780-424-2900 X223
Lori Schmaltz
Meyers Norris Penny
Tel: 403-263-3385
Colin Hickson
Sterling Press & Packaging
Tel: 204-482-8999
Eric Haak
Sunrise Bakery Ltd.
Tel: 780-454-5797
Fauzia Kanji
Thumbs Up Foods
Tel: 403-250-9558
Julie Vanden Heuvel
Vyefield Enterprises
Tel: 403-290-1838

Stan Ballard Apprenticeship Fund

Stan Ballard

The Stan Ballard Apprenticeship Fund was established in 1986 to support educational activities for Alberta apprentice chefs. Each year SAIT, NAIT and Lethbridge College award scholarships to 2nd year students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program. The award is not only on based on academics but awarded to students who demonstrate a high degree of competence in the practical components.

The scholarship fund was created to recognize the achievements of Stan Ballard, who retired from Burns Foods in 1986, following forty-one years of service with Burns and with the food processing industry. Stan was one of the founders of the Alberta Food Processors Association; Stan has done much during his career to promote the Alberta food industry, particularly in the foodservice sector.