The Star Group names four VPs of sales

April 24th, 2024: Vancouver, BC — This week, The Star Group BB #:134817 announced the addition of four vice-president positions, bolstering the group’s leadership team.

The four newly appointed Vice Presidents of Sales & Procurement are Brian (Gino) Boensch, Justin Hoffman, John Lambiris and Kevin Quirk. All four previously held Director roles at The Star Group.

“Star is in growth mode,” said Greg Kennedy, President of Star Produce, The Star Group’s largest business unit. “We continue to see sustained growth across a number of key categories. Citrus, tropicals, Okanagan fruit, greenhouse vegetables, and grapes are just a few of the overall drivers and managing this growth requires capable leadership. We are fortunate to have experienced, dedicated leaders at Star and I am thrilled to see them being promoted into these key positions.”

The VP, Sales & Procurement roles will support the Star Group Executive team, provide leadership across the group’s five business units and help steer the future of Star. These appointments are effective immediately.

“These guys have all been with Star for a long time,” said Deric Karolat, CEO of The Star Group. “They have proven themselves time and again, helping to guide our company to the success it has enjoyed over the past thirty-five years, and I know we are in very capable hands as they will help to drive sales growth, inspire the team and set course for the future.”

About The Star Group
The Star Group strives to be the most innovative team in produce with an unwavering commitment to value and taste. Starting as a tomato re-packer in 1989 and growing consistently since then, today The Star Group is involved in every part of the fresh produce supply chain from seed selection to smart growing, creating smart products, all the way through to delighting consumers. The Star Group is comprised of six boutique divisions that each specialize in the dynamic fresh produce industry: Star Produce, Consolidated Fruit Packers (CFP), BC Hot House, Sliced FC, Whole Leaf, and Inspired.

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