Thomas Fresh Welcomes Michèle McMillan as Director of National Accounts
CALGARY, ALBERTA - The newly created role of Thomas Fresh’s Director of National Accounts has been filled. The company has tapped Michèle McMillan’s industry expertise for the position, as it endeavors to expand and evolve moving forward.
“I am honored and excited to be joining the Thomas Fresh Team, as we strive to grow the business across Canada. I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead of me as I embark on the next stage of my career with this great Canadian company,” McMillan shared on the news of her appointment.
McMillan brings 37 years of industry experience to the table, including a variety of roles like Operations Management and Category/Procurement Management across the retail scene for two Canadian grocery retailers. Her most recent position was Director of Private Label Procurement for Bakery/Deli/Home Meal Replacement/Produce/Grocery Non-Food at Sobeys.
“We are pleased to welcome Michèle into our Thomas Fresh family. Her deep industry knowledge and dynamic experience in program development will be of significant value to Thomas Fresh on a national level,” CEO Roy Hinchey said in a press release.
McMillan’s passion for what she does can be seen within the 9-to-5 hours and far beyond. She has also held a position on the board for Canadian Produce Marketing Association for eight years. In her role at the organization, she has taken part in several committees as well as its Passion for Produce program, which is an educating and mentoring program that helps young industry professionals gain valuable insight into the workings of produce.
McMillan is also consistently involved in her community—she served on the Board of the Mississauga Food Bank and for 10 years has cycled in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Ride for Heart event, which raised $110,000.
“The future looks bright for Thomas Fresh—our passionate and dedicated team has gained another fantastic addition,” Hinchey said.
Congratulations to Michèle McMillan and the whole Thomas Fresh team on this exciting next chapter!