AFPA-Alberta Food Processing Association
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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
Melody Pashko General Manager
Melody Pashko
P: 403-201-3657 Ext. 21
Ed DeGroot Workplace Health & Safety
Program Manager
Ed DeGroot, CRSP, CHSC
P: 403-201-3657 Ext. 28
Food Safety & Quality
P: 403-201-3657 Ext. 21
Terri Morros Financial Controller
Terri Morros
P: 403-201-3657 Ext. 30

2015-2016 AFPA Board of Directors

Malik Talib
All Asia Fresh Foods Inc.
Tel: 780-488-7808
Greg Mohr
VP, Business Growth
Beemaid Honey
Tel: 780-962-8014 X8014
Louis Bontorin
VP of Sales & Marketing
Calgary Italian Bakery
Tel: 403-255-3515
Dean Gelowitz
Account Manager Western Canada
Griffith Laboratories
Tel: 403-826-4819
John Potter
Purchasing Agent
Foothills Creamery
Tel: 403-263-7725
Jerry Bigam
Kinnikinnick Foods Inc.
Tel: 780-424-2900 X223
Lori Ell
Growing Ideas
Cell: 403-617-7772
Eric Haak (Chair)
Senior Managing Director
Sunrise Bakery Ltd.
Tel: 780-454-5797
Lori Schmaltz
Tel: 403-537-7613
Julie Vanden Heuvel
Regulatory Compliance
Vyefield Enterprises
Tel: 403-290-1838
Fauzia Kanji
Thumbs Up Foods
Tel: 403-250-9558

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.