Michael attributes his passion for food and manufacturing to his early years spent growing up in a bakery. He has more than twenty years of professional experience leading Distribution (logistics) and Warehouse Teams and transforming mindsets and culture to achieve health and safety excellence and build high-performance teams. He is currently serving as President of Puratos Canada, a global food manufacturer with locations in more than 100 countries. Puratos is committed to health and safety as its number one goal. Michael has held many positions within the company including field sales, management, and leadership. He is currently responsible for the Canadian business, which has 200+ employees and two manufacturing sites in Chilliwack, British Columbia, and Mississauga, Ontario.
Although Michael has not served on a board previously, he feels his skillset, experience, and passion for employee development, health and safety, and high-performance teams make him an excellent candidate. If successful, he is eager to learn from the Board and share his knowledge and experiences with both the Board and his extensive international business network. Michael’s vision for Puratos Canada is to be the safest and best place to work and grow in Canada. He would be honored to be on the Alliance Board, as it would help him continue to develop his knowledge around health and safety while sharing his experiences, resources, and connections.