For over 40 years, John Anderson’s vision and leadership have left an indelible mark on a global industry, and built Oppy into a premier international produce enterprise.
Mr. Anderson progressed through sales and operations into executive management after joining Oppy as a warehouseman. By forging strong relationships while prioritizing logistics, technology and a high-performing culture, Mr. Anderson has established Oppy as a trusted partner with an admired business model.
He has distinguished Oppy among Canada’s Best Managed Companies 16 times, meanwhile guiding key industry initiatives and earning significant professional recognition.
In 2015, Mr. Anderson was named Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the food and beverage category and Canada’s Pacific Region overall.
Mr. Anderson is the only Canadian to be honoured as The Packer’s “Produce Marketer of the Year.” He has also received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce, and a “BC CEO Award.”