Contact us - Ontario Food Exports

Contact us about exporting your food and beverage products

The Ontario Food Exports (OFEX) team helps food and beverage companies to increase sales revenue by identifying and maximizing their export opportunities. Our specialists can support you every step of the way, from an initial market assessment to full export capability. We will help you by:

  • accessing your export capability
  • bringing you sales opportunities when you are export-ready
  • providing counselling, education, market research and buyer introductions;

Learn more now about our export services.

Find the contact for your sector or your area from the list below. Or, contact one of our US trade advisors. To send an email, just click on their name.

Sector Specialists

Kiran Pandey Beverage/Confectionery/Protein Foods (519) 826-3489
Debra Oliver Snack Foods/Dry Prepared Foods/ Fruits/
Vegetables/ Horticulture
(519) 826-3945 
Shannon McCarthy Primary Agriculture  (519) 826-7765
Kathryn Liotta Speciality/Gourmet/Health Food/
Kathryn is currently on leave until September 2016. Please contact
Karen Moore Bakery/Prepared Frozen Foods (519) 826-3686

Geographic Specialists

Emerson Cheng Asia/Pacific  (519) 826-4474
Jennifer Hannam UK/Germany/Netherlands/Belgium (519) 826-3982
Shannon McCarthy Mexico (519) 826-7765
Greg Merlihan United States  (519) 826-3790
Kiran Pandey India (519) 826-3489
Athar Shah Middle East, North Africa (519) 826-3140

Export Services and Co-ordination 

Alan Crawley Manager, Export Marketing Unit (519) 826-3564
Cheryl Chlebus Client Information Coordinator (519) 826-3767
April Schnurr Export Marketing Assistant (519) 826-3768
Cynthia Atienza Program Support (519) 826-3713

International Trade Advisors 

Joe McKie Ontario Food Exports - South USA (904) 334-4923
Nick Orledge Ontario Food Exports - UK: Special Projects  
Gurdip Singh Ontario Food Exports - India +91 11 41002729
Rick Tuma Ontario Food Exports - Central US (Chicago) (630) 820-7144
Flora Zhang Ontario Food Exports - China +86 21 6888 9835

Mailing address

3rd Floor NE, 1 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 4Y2

General inquiries

Phone: (519) 826-4210
1-888-466-2372 ext 6-4210 (Ontario only)
Fax: (519) 826-3460


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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 05 November 2003
Last Reviewed: 16 October 2015