Endorsements for George Mitges, P.Ag.

George was an early leader in the pre-cut vegetable industry, including the bagged salad category in the United States. He has a very strong understanding of the food manufacturing sector, from Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Points (HAACCP) to kosher certification, and operating profitably in a food safe environment.

Successfully working as a partner with major national food retailers in Canada, George has helped agricultural organizations enhance the value chain with the retail sector. One major project included partnering with a national retailer that created a new category for Ontario-grown peaches. The program paid growers a premium for high quality peaches that answered a number of consumer demands and reduced the amount of shrink at the retail store.

George Mitges has broad-based experience in the retail, wholesale, and manufacturing sectors of the North American food industry. He has led projects to launch of new operational divisions, leading to explosive growth and market share gains in a highly competitive sector.

George is a certified member of the Ontario Institute of Agrologists, and is a Professional Agrologist (P. Ag.).

"George has a large breadth of knowledge and experience in the agricultural industry. He is able to use this background to aid his clients in their business pursuits. George provided us with a detailed analysis that was delivered on a timely basis and with care to be flexible to our unique needs."

Trish Fournier, General Manager at Lake Erie Farms Inc.

"George has a unique understanding of the food business from retail right back to its primary production. This combined with his business acumen is rare in agriculture."

Jim Campbell, General Manager, AGRIS Co-operative Ltd

"George works hard at building partnerships and implementing innovative market-based solutions."

Dr. Martin Gooch, Chief Executive Officer, VCM International