The Canadian Office Products Association has tallied the results of the 2019 Board Election and is pleased to announce the following 2020 Board of Directors. 

Jordan Hoxie at Beatties Basics will move into the position of Chair, while Suzanne Barrette at SYNNEX Canada slides into the Past Chair post. A co-Chair will be voted on and appointed from the Board Members during the next meeting.

The 2020 Board Members and Appointees who will be serving alongside Hoxie and Barrette are:

Board Members

  • Chris Caldwell, Spicers Canada
  • Jason Derhak, TOPS Products Canada
  • Nineeta Drepaul, CIS Office Plus
  • Allan MacNeil, ACCO Brands
  • Benoit Crowe, Novexco Inc.
  • Jennifer Solomon, 3M Canada Company
  • David Vyse, QRX Technology Group
  • John Ward, Acme United Ltd.
  • Jennifer Blake, Grand & Toy
  • Dan Craig, Staples Business Advantage
  • Heather Reay, Staples Canada
  • Catherine Gill, Henkel
  • Lynn Padley, Zebra Pen Canada

Board Appointees

  • Rob Runtas, Fellowes Canada Ltd.
  • Gerard VanCranenbroeck, Newell Brands
  • Kim Delgado, Dixon Ticonderoga

“Without membership participation it is very difficult to gauge the industry and discover how to best serve our member businesses,” stated Sam Moncada, COPA’s president. “To this end, we are grateful for the industry members that have stepped forward to apply their skills and talents for the betterment of the industry as a whole. To those who are new to the Board and those continuing on with their term, we appreciate your time and commitment. I am looking forward to working with you all.

“We’ve got an excellent mix of professionals that I’m confident will serve our industry well,” added Moncada. He went on to encourage members to reach out to their Board representatives and/or the COPA office to share ideas or express any concerns. “We are here to serve our membership. Even though you may not be sitting on the Board, your voice is very important, we want to hear from you.”

There are other ways to guide and support your industry Association, including sitting on Committees, joining any of our networking groups, and attending events. In return, you will grow professionally and build your own personal network of industry contacts that will serve you well in your career. 

You can reach COPA’s president at 905-624-9462 ext. 228 or Board members are listed here along with their contact info.