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The Coffee Association of Canada names a new president

Robert Carter, who has participated as host and moderator at CAC’s annual conference, brings a wealth of industry experience to the role

The Coffee Association of Canada (CAC) has named Robert Carter as president.

Carter succeeds Lesya Balych-Cooper, who is retiring after serving nearly seven years as CAC president.

Carter brings more than 20 years of experience to the role. He is currently managing partner of The StratonHunter Group, where he leads a portfolio of companies in the foodservice and food-tech industry. Prior to that, Carter was executive director at The NPD Group

During his time with NPD Group, Carter served as treasurer of CAC's board of directors. He has also hosted and moderated numerous panels and presentations as part of the association's annual CAC Conference.

“We’re thrilled to have someone with Robert’s industry knowledge, network and history leading the Coffee Association of Canada as it embarks on the next stage of its 3-year Strategic Plan,” said outgoing president Balych-Cooper, in a press release. “I couldn’t be leaving the Association in better hands!”

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