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by Canadian Shipper

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Measure yourself against some of Canada’s best and brightest minds in supply chain on Wednesday October 8th at CITT Toronto Area Council’s Canadian Supply Chain Success Stories forum.

Speakers include:

Warren Sarafinchan, CITT, Senior Director, Logistics Solutions, Maple Leaf Foods. Sarafinchan has over 15 years of experience managing supply chain operations with a focus in the consumer packaged food and beverage industry. He is currently the Senior Director, Logistics Solutions, for Maple Leaf Foods based in Toronto.

Sarafinchan has senior level experience developing and implementing strategies that consistently deliver step change improvements in results. He obtained his professional designation from the CITT in
1995, and is already in his fourth year as a member of the national Board of Directors. Additionally, he is . Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Supply Chain Management program at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton.

Sarafinchan also has extensive experience speaking to groups about topics including supply chain and logistics strategy, customer service, international trade compliance programs and creating value from technology implementations.

George H. Croft, President and Chief Executive Officer, Brick Brewing Co. Limited. Croft is a graduate of the University of Alberta and the DeGroote School of Business, Chartered Director Program and holds a CMA designation.

Over the last two and half decades in the Canadian beer industry, Croft has taken on a number of significant challenges. He started his career with Labatt Breweries of Canada where he held various senior management assignments, including President, Oland Specialty Beer Company, which under his leadership achieved significant annual volume and EBITDA growth. Subsequently as President, Labatt Breweries of Ontario, Mr. Croft delivered superior operating results in Canada’s largest market.

Croft then joined Lakeport Brewing Income Fund in the capacity of President and Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for all of the Fund’s operational and commercial matters.

Richard Zwolak, Logistics Services Manager, Tim Donut Limited – The TDL Group Corp. Zwolak’s exposure to Supply Chain Management began in the early 90’s. A product of the United States Marine Corps Logistics model, his primary duties were to ensure military units received essential assets and logistical requirements, on a global scale.

His involvement with Tim Hortons began in 1998, within TDL Oakville Distribution Centre and Fleet Transportation Division. In 2005, he was appointed to the position of National Logistics Manager. Primary responsibilities include accountability for the management and costs of all supply chain requirements for the five TDL Distribution Centres throughout Canada.

Attendees will see and hear first hand how these three companies have met their challenges, beat their competition and cemented their positions as Canada’s premier supply chain masters.

The event will be moderated by Transportation Media’s Lou Smyrlis, one of the most recognizable personalities in the logistics industry.

It will be held at Maple Leaf Foods, Six Sigma Hall, 6985 Financial Drive, in Mississauga. (South East corner of Derry Rd. and Mississauga Rd.) starting at 6 p.m.

This interactive forum is sure to sell out quickly, CITT believes so RSVP now to ensure a seat. There is a total of 60 spots available for this event.

If you would like to attend, please send your request to Please include your full name, company name and the position held within your company.

Cost is just $40.00 per person. To hold your reservation, payment by cheque must be received by Friday, Oct. 3rd.
Cheques should be made payable to the CITT Toronto Area Council and mailed to:

ATTN: Toronto Area Council
c/o CITT
10 King Street East Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario. M5C 1C3

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