VANCOUVER, B.C.  — Oppy has promoted a longtime manager to a new position overseeing innovation and sustainability at the company.

Garland Perkins, an Oppy veteran of nearly a decade, is now senior manager of innovation and sustainability. 

Perkins has led the company’s innovation strategy since 2019, positioning Oppy as a pioneer in shelf life extension technology through extensive product trials. 

“Ensuring produce has an efficient shelf life to ultimately deliver an excellent consumer experience, safeguards the need for outside interventions,” Perkins said. “It’s all in the spirit of mitigating food waste and ensuring our products are of the upmost quality.”

Until recently, sustainability efforts at Oppy were led by Steve Roosdahl, who in 2021 was promoted to vice president of operations. 

“Through her career, and especially as our innovation lead, Garland has established herself as a creative but pragmatic strategist with the perseverance to see new opportunities through from start to finish,” said Karin Gardner, Oppy’s executive director of marketing. “By applying the same open-minded yet disciplined approach to the direction of our sustainability goals, Garland will doubtless guide them forward successfully into the future.”