Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer

Doug joined The Oppenheimer Group in 1995 as director of information technology after spending 12 years in IT at the British Columbia Automobile Association. He was appointed as Oppy’s chief information officer in 2003, and promoted to vice president and chief operations officer in 2006. He has since taken on executive responsibility for information technology, operations, quality control, manufacturing, transportation, supply chain management, food safety and grower relations, while having oversight responsibility for our Santiago, Chile office.

Doug is co-chair of the PTI (Produce Traceability Initiative) Leadership and Executive Council and sits on the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) Board of Directors, currently serving as chair of its Knowledge Transfer Task Force (KTTF) along with the CPS executive committee. He also is a member of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Board of Directors and its executive committee as secretary and treasurer. As well, Doug has authored numerous white papers on key topics facing our industry. He is a past recipient of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s “Produce Man of the Year” award, and was featured among the 2012 Packer 25 industry leaders.