UGI Board of Directors

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Gary C. Sorenson
Gary C. Sorenson
President & Chief Operating Officer Georgia Main Food Group Limited. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, UGI

Gary C. Sorenson

President & Chief Operating Officer Georgia Main Food Group Limited. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, UGI

Gary Sorenson, who was raised in Alberta, has been in the grocery business for over 35 years.  Gary’s experience includes working at Loblaws, Penner Foods, Oshawa Group in Calgary and most recently, Thrifty Foods in Vancouver, leaving there in 2010 to join H.Y. Louie Co. Limited as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and now is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of Georgia Main Food Group Limited.

Serge Boulanger
Serge Boulanger
Senior Vice-President, National Procurement and Corporate Brands, Metro Inc

Serge Boulanger

Senior Vice-President, National Procurement and Corporate Brands, Metro Inc

Mr. Boulanger joined the marketing team of Metro in 1996. In 2002, he was appointed Vice-President Marketing for the Quebec division where he implemented the new Metro Plus Banner as well as the reusable grocery bags, now a standard in the industry. In 2008, he was appointed Vice-President, Marketing, Metro Inc. where he piloted the rebranding of the five conventional banners of the Ontario division to the Metro brand.

In 2009, Mr. Boulanger moved to become Vice-President and General Manager of McMahon Pharmaceutical Distribution, a division of Metro Inc., where he implemented the new Brunet Plus and Brunet Clinique pharmacies concept in Quebec. He also launched the “Ma Santé” Program; enabling patients to access their medical prescription history file on-line and renew their prescriptions, a first in the Canadian market.

Since May 2012, Mr. Boulanger acts as Senior Vice-President, National Procurement and Corporate Brands for Metro Inc. and manages Metro’s partnership with Vantage Food and Première Moisson.

Prior to Metro, Mr. Boulanger started his career in the accounting field, and then made a career change to marketing in the early 90’s, both in ad agencies and in retail as well.

He is a board member of GS1 Canada. He also worked at Centraide of Great Montreal from 2015 to 2018 and in February 2018, Mr. Boulanger was recognized as an outstanding Performer at the 33rd Gala Breakfast ‘’The Great Performer’’ by the Perform Group (World Executive Summit). He also acts as governor of the Faculty of Administration at Université de Sherbrooke since 2003.

Ron Healey
Ron Healey
Vice-President Ag and Consumer Business for Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)

Ron Healey

Vice-President Ag and Consumer Business for Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)

Ron Healey is Vice-President Ag and Consumer Business for Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL).

As Vice-President, he is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to foster sustainable growth within FCL’s Food, TGP, Home and Building Solutions, Crop Supplies, Fertilizer and Feed Departments.

Shortly after receiving a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Ron joined FCL as a Regional Crop Supplies Sales Coordinator in 1998. In 2000, Ron left the organization to return to school, this time at the University of Alberta, where he completed his MBA, specializing in Natural Resources and Energy. He returned to FCL, initially as Regional Human Resources Manager, before moving back to Saskatoon in 2003 to become the Crop Supplies Marketing Manager. In subsequent years, Ron gained additional experience in procurement as the Crop Protection Manager before moving into the Crop Supplies Director role. In 2012 Ron was promoted to the role of Associate Vice-President of Ag & Home.

Throughout his career, Ron has led with vision and purpose, assembled high performing teams, and executed strategies to significantly grow the business. Ron is a member of the Board of Directors of United Grocers Inc., Interprovincial Co-operatives Limited, The Produce People and Hope’s Home.

Ron and his wife Cheryl have two sons and one daughter.

Neil Rossy
Neil Rossy
President and Chief Executive Officer, Dollarama Inc.

Neil Rossy

President and Chief Executive Officer, Dollarama Inc.

Neil Rossy is a member of the Board of Directors of Dollarama Inc. since 2004 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer since May 1, 2016. Prior to being appointed to this office by the Board of Directors, he had served as Chief Merchandising Officer of Dollarama since 2010. With the company since its inception in 1992, he has been involved in all aspects of Dollarama’s business, supply chain and day-to-day operations. Over the last two decades, Neil Rossy has played an increasingly important role in strategic decisions related to warehousing and distribution, direct sourcing, brand identity, product development and merchandising innovations that define Dollarama and underpin its success. He is a graduate of Queen’s University.

Dan Hansen
Dan Hansen
Vice President, Centre Store, Save on Foods

Dan Hansen

Vice President, Centre Store, Save on Foods

With 20 years of experience in the grocery industry, Dan Hansen is a leader with a reputation for fairness, integrity, and commitment. He worked his way up the ranks in retail to Store Manager and to Regional Director for Save-On-Foods B.C. before moving into Senior Managment as the General Manager of centre of store in 2018. In 2020, Dan became Save-On-Foods' Vice President of centre of store, where he excelled with his proven track record of achieving results.

A lifelong learner known for his entrepreneurial spirit, Dan holds a master's degree in business administration. He is a supportive leader who seeks continuous improvement and balances his focus on results witha strong committment to his team.

Mike Lovsin
Mike Lovsin
Chairman of Freson Bros. Fresh Market and President of Altamart Investments (1993) Ltd. Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, UGI

Mike Lovsin

Chairman of Freson Bros. Fresh Market and President of Altamart Investments (1993) Ltd. Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, UGI

Mike is the Chairman of Freson Bros. Fresh Market and President of Altamart Investments (1993) Ltd.  He is the past Chair of the Independent Retail Grocers of Alberta, the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers  and most pleased to be the Chair of the 'Kids with Cancer Society.' Mike is a board member of United Grocers inc (UGI)

Dave Greason
Dave Greason
National Procurement Director for Couche-Tard / Circle K in Canada. Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, UGI

Dave Greason

National Procurement Director for Couche-Tard / Circle K in Canada. Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, UGI

Dave has more than 25 years of experience in Operations, Marketing, Merchandising, Logistics, and Food Service. During that time he started in convenience as a store owner/operator, then worked for ten years with the 7-Eleven organization in various roles as Field Consultant, Market Manager, and Logistics Manager. Following that David is now in his tenth year with Couche-Tard and has enjoyed the roles of Regional Director of Operations, Director of Merchandising and Marketing and now Director of Procurement for Canada where he leads contract negotiations nationwide.

Dave is an experienced leader known for his passion for the industry and winning through mutual success with his partners looking for innovative ways to adapt to changing consumer trends and needs.

Michael Coleman
Michael Coleman
Executive Vice-President, Canadian Food Procurement & Marketing, Focenco Limited

Michael Coleman

Executive Vice-President, Canadian Food Procurement & Marketing, Focenco Limited

Michael Coleman is Vice President of Procurement, Wholesale and Distribution Operations at the Coleman Group. Mike joined the Company in 1976 and, since then, has occupied a number of increasingly responsible positions to his current senior executive role. His skilled leadership, grounded in rich experience, an inspiring work ethic and a fierce commitment to delivering to his team so that they can deliver to our guests, reveals his impressive command of the dynamics of the food industry; the financial metrics, category management, the criticality of the right mix of product, and, timely and reliable execution. Under Mike’s leadership, Colemans has successfully adapted to a constantly evolving marketplace. He is an experienced negotiator who well understands that forging and sustaining complex relationships are fundamental to the success of an independent enterprise.

Mike is highly respected by all with whom he interacts. His active engagement in the Canadian grocery industry is long standing. He is a past chair of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, sits on the board of CFIG’s Distribution Council and is a board member of United Grocers Inc., one of Canada’s largest grocery buying groups. Mike studied Business Administration at St. Mary’s University.

John Carbone
John Carbone
Senior Vice President & President Canadian Region, Core-Mark International

John Carbone

Senior Vice President & President Canadian Region, Core-Mark International

Senior Vice President & President Canadian Region, Core-Mark International

Dan McConnell
Dan McConnell
CEO/President of North West Company

Dan McConnell

CEO/President of North West Company

Dan McConnell joined The North West Company in 2002 in the role of Manager, Real Estate and Store Development. He quickly advanced to the position of Director in April 2004, promoted to Vice-President of Real Estate & Store Development in September 2008. He then became Executive Vice-President, Chief Development Officer in 2014 and in 2018 became President, International Retail relocating to Boca Raton before returning to Winnipeg in July 2021 as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Dan has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wales and many years’ experience in retail development.

Dan is a board member of The North West Company and United Grocers Inc.

Dan and his wife Kirsten now make their home in Winnipeg with their 3 children Liam, Matthew and Brynn.