About


Leaders in Global Food Trading Since 1937

Since 1937, Export Packers has been building its international reputation for innovation and quality in the import/export and marketing of food commodities. Headquartered in Brampton, just outside of Toronto, Canada, we operate five key business segments: International Trading, Domestic Food Service, Retail, Asian and Fresh Seafood.

Focused on our Vision

To utilize industry-leading expertise and provide our partners in the global food ecosystem with access to the most diverse assortment of food products and markets 

Driven by our Mission

To SERVE as trusted partners within the food industry by leveraging our relationships and extensive product and market knowledge 

To DELIVER resilient, transparent and efficient global supply chain capabilities 

To PROVIDE our partners with an outstanding experience in each, and every, interaction

Living by our Values

Integrity

Collaboration

Expertise

Service Excellence

Innovation

Environmental, Social & Goverance

Export Packers is a leading diversified international food company, serving retail, foodservice and further processor customers through Canada and around the world. Our expertise and experience give us the unique ability to source a variety of meat, seafood, fruit/vegetable and other food products that meet the diverse needs of our customers.

Our ESG policy aids our customers, suppliers, industry partners and employees in understanding our approach to corporate responsibility.  

We are proud to share our commitment to effecting positive environmental and social change as part of the role we play in the global food industry.  

A History of Expertise

From a local, family-owned retail operation, to an international food trading company, Export Packers has a long history of manufacturing & trading expertise.

1927

1927

Rubenstein Family’s Small Kosher retail poultry store opened

1937

1937

Incorporated as Export Packers, registered in Ontario, Canada

1940

1940’s

Toronto Poultry & Egg Production Plant acquisition

1955

1955

Toronto Cold Storage Facility acquired and partially converted to house Canada’s first mechanical egg breaking operation

1960

1960’s

Creamery & Egg Grading Operation was acquired

1978

Egg Processing moved to new 80,000 sq ft plant in Winnipeg

1982

Seafood Division was established Expack (US) was established Eggnition was founded Courprie Fenton was founded

1984

International Trade Division was established Launch of Family Delight™

1986

STC Laboratories was founded Gold Medal for Excellence in Technology Transfer for Lysozyme production Manitoba Export Award for agricultural commodities

1987

Juice Trading Section was established

1988

Far East Trading Section was established Launch of Ocean Jewel™

1992

Grains Trading Section was established

1993

Sale of Egg Processing business

1994

Head Quarters relocated to Walker Drive, Brampton

2003

Sales of Couprie Fenton

2005

Sales of Expack Seafood

2007

Sale of Expack Seafood

2008

Frozen Fruits & Vegetables Trading Section was established Sale of Domestic Poultry business

2009

Edvac Fresh Seafood Manufacturing Facility opened

2011

Launch of Diamond Harvest™

2016

Odem International acquisition Launch of Ocean Dragon™

2021

Launch of Ocean Jewel Encore™

2023

2023

Green Ocean™ Seafood brand acquisition

2024

2024

Toppits brand and value added seafood manufacturing acquisition


Leadership Team

Jeff Rubenstein

CHAIRMAN

The company is led by Jeff Rubenstein, Chairman and controlling shareholder. Since joining the business in 1968, Jeff has established a reputation throughout the food industry as an expert on market trends in food commodities. Jeff’s contributions have helped make Export Packers one of the most highly respected commodity trading houses in North America. Jeff is supported by a team of experienced and tenured senior managers who continue to forge new growth for this Canadian-based, global enterprise.

Dan LeBlanc

CEO

Dan LeBlanc is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Export Packers. Dan joined the company in 1994, in the role of Vice President of Finance, and took on the role of President & COO in 2002. Dan’s leadership, professionalism and commitment to innovation have shaped a steady, long-term trajectory of growth and expansion into new markets including various acquisitions and divestitures along the way. Dan earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and is a CPA, CA.

Brian Lampert

CFO

Brian Lampert is the Chief Financial Officer at Export Packers. Brian joined the company in 2005 and is responsible for all Finance, IT and HR functions. He has been instrumental in building out these functions within the organization and aligning them to support the company’s growth strategy. Prior to joining EP, Brian held various senior finance roles outside of the food sector. Brian holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accountancy degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and is a CPA, CA.

International Trading


Boris Laic

International Trading

Tim Vanderster

International Trading

Domestic Retail
& Foodservice


Warren Cameron

Foodservice Sales

Ryan Knight

Procurement

Randell Neal

Retail Sales

ARJEN MELIS

Senior Vice President

Corporate
Functions


Saif Ahmed

Operations

Andrea Benson

Marketing & Product Development

Andrew Clark

General Counsel

ERIKA ZAKREVSKY

People & Culture