The Food Industry Association of Canada presented Tom Gunter, former executive vice-president and general manager at Fiera Foods Company, with the 2018 Golden Pencil Award.
The Golden Pencil is the grocery industry’s highest honour for lifetime achievement, and is awarded to only 2-3 recipients each year from retailers and food & CPG producers.
Gunter has more than 30 years industry experience having held senior management roles at such companies as PepsiCo, Molson and ConAgra Foods Canada, where he served as president for six years. More recently, Gunter spent nearly four years as EVP/GM of Fiera Foods. He currently sits on advisory boards of Burnbrae Farms and Caddle Inc.
The Golden Pencil Awards are held every November in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.