Doug has executive responsibility for information technology, operations, quality control, manufacturing, transportation, supply chain management, food safety, sustainability and grower relations.
Doug joined Oppy 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 is co-chair of the Produce Traceability Initiative’s 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 along with its executive committee. Doug authors several articles a year for the CPS on various aspects of food safety. He is a member of the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Board of Directors and its executive committee as secretary and treasurer, in addition to serving on the PMA’s strategic planning and revenue generation committees, and chairing its membership structure task force. Doug spearheaded an adopt-a-highway initiative in Peru in 2019, where he is working with local partner organizations to create a cleaner more sustainable environment for workers and their families.
Doug has received numerous accolades during his career including the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Produce Man of the Year Award, and was featured among the 2012 Packer 25 industry leaders. In 2019, he was honored as one of Athabasca University’s top 25 MBA hall of fame graduates out of a total of 4,000 alumni, and was also recognized by CPS for his ongoing contributions.