Board of Directors

Canadian Office Products Association

Our Board of Directors

COPA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of fourteen members, with seven each from the dealer and vendor communities, plus up to four appointees. The Board focuses on setting policy and direction through strategic planning for the future of the Association. Implementation of Board policy and direction is the mandate of the President.

The Board meets several times per year in-person and via conference calls. In-person meetings are typically held in the GTA at the COPA office or in conjunction with COPA industry events. The meetings are a half to a full day in duration.

Board members are responsible for their own travel expenses; as such, Directors must have the full support of their supervisor or company.

Executive

Suzanne Barrette

CHAIR OF THE BOARD
SYNNEX CANADA

Jordan Hoxie

VICE-CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Beatties Basics

Nineeta Drepaul

PAST CHAIR OF THE BOARD
CIS Office Plus

Sam Moncada

President
COPA
Virtual Office

Board Members

Allan McNeil

ACCO BRANDS CANADA
Vice President Sales & Customer Service
7381 Bramalea Rd
Mississauga, ON L5S 1C4
Tel: 905.364.2601

Nineeta Drepaul

CIS OFFICE PLUS
President
367 Woodlawn RD West
Guelph ON N1H 7K9
Tel: (519) 836-6300

John Ward

Acme United Ltd.
Vice President & General Manager
210 Broadway St. S-204
Orangeville, ON L9W 5G4
Tel: (416) 770-6696

Chris Caldwell

Avery Products Canada
National Account Manager
240 South Blair Street, Unit 4, Whitby ON Canada L1N 0G3
Tel: (416) 573-5779

Suzanne Barrette

SYNNEX CANADA
VP of Sales, OPD
200 Ronson Drive
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5Z9
Tel: (416) 240-2585
Suzanne Barrette

Jennifer Solomon

3M Canada
Business Manager Stationery & Office Supplies Division
Tel: 519-451-2500 Ext. 2995
300 Tartan Drive, London, Ontario, N5V 4M9

Denis Mathieu

NOVEXCO BUROPLUS

President and Chief Executive Officer
950, place Paul-Kane
Laval (Québec) H7C 2T2

Tel: (514) 335-8521

Elio Tremonti

STAPLES CANADA
Director of Merchandise
6 Staples Avenue
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4W3
Tel: (905) 737-1147

Scott D'Cunha

STAPLES BUSINESS ADVANTAGE CANADA
550 Pendant Avenue

Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2W6

905-696-4351

Mike Galea

GRAND & TOY
Regional Senior Director,
Customer Fulfillment Operations
33 Greenbelt Dr.
Don Mills, ON M3M 1M1
Tel: (416) 391-8333

Yves Rancourt

MAC’S OFFICE SUPPLIES
President
184, rue King Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B1R5
Tel: (705) 753-1732

Daniele Ponzi

AXXESS LOGISTICS / INTERAD WESTON
Partner and VP New Business Development
180 New Huntington Road
Vaughan, ON L4H 0S6
Tel: (905) 264-1125

Jordan Hoxie

BEATTIES BASICS
Account Manager / Direct Sales

399 Vansicle Road

St. Catharines, ON L2S 3T4

905-688-4040

Jay Derhak

TOPS PRODUCTS CANADA
Director of Sales, Canada
333 Foster Cres., Suite #2
Mississauga, ON L5R 3Z9
Tel: 905-502-4315

Board Appointees

Brad Pirie

Pirie Mckie and Associates
170 Ambassador Drive, Unit #13
Mississauga, ON L5T 2H9
Office 905-564-2255 ext.

Rob Runtas

FELLOWES CANADA INC.
TBA

1200 Rodick 
Road
Markham, Ontario L3R 8C3

905-752-8195

Gordon Semple

Crownhill Packaging Ltd.
Director of Marketing
8905 Goreway Drive
Brampton, ON L6T 0B7
Tel: (905) 494-1191 ext. 229

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COPA Committee's

Like most associations, COPA relies on the dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers who contribute on an ad hoc or on-going basis to its continuous improvement.

Committee Requirements

Committee work requires support of one’s employer and a commitment to meet 3 – 5 times per year, on average. There may be additional work to be completed outside of regular meeting times. From time to time, new committees are struck or existing committees require additional members. If you’d like to find out more about volunteer opportunities with COPA, please email info@copa.ca

We acknowledge and thank all the following individuals for their commitment to the office products industry and their Association.

COPA AWARDS COMMITTEE

The Awards Committee is responsible for evaluating and selecting the COPA Awards Winners each year. They also help to set the criteria and direction for the Awards Program.

  • Brent Milburn (Chair), Lyreco Canada
  • Jenny Patrick, 3M Canada Company
  • Chris Henwood, OfficeMax Grand & Toy
  • Heather Reay, Staples Canada
  • Suzanne Barrette, Synnex Canada
  • Jeff Schoo, ACCO Brands Canada
  • Arlene Allen, COPA
  • Nicole Gamble, COPA
FINANCE COMMITTEE

This Committee works diligently to provide fiscal oversight for COPA.

  • Edouard Pahud (Chair), Kerr Norton
  • Bob Hodan, ACCO Brands Canada
  • Terry Nevins, Global Group
  • Sam Moncada, COPA
BUSINESS NETWORK COMMITTEE

Established in 2013, this Committee provides insights and guidance for COPA’s networking events and initiatives.

  • Randy Skyba, NCR Canada Ltd.
  • Nineeta Drepaul, CIS Office Plus
  • Suzanne Barrette, Synnex Canada
  • Andrew Zigone, Synnex Canada
  • Yves Rancourt, Mac’s Office Supplies
  • Dawn Gustini, Esselte
  • Bekhe Purkis, 3M Canada Company
  • Nicole Gamble, COPA
LOGISTICS COMMITTEE

The Logistics Committee is involved in developing and establishing COPA’s freight consolidation solution for its members.

  • Chris Traikos (Chair), Lyreco Canada
  • Ann Kelly, Staples Canada
  • Will Harvey, OfficeMax Grand & Toy
  • Joanne Quesnel, Novexco
  • Francois Milette, Novexco
  • Chintan Shah, BIC
  • Olga Koustsokostas, Pentel
  • Michael Arimah, Fellowes Canada
  • Paul West, ACCO Brands Canada
  • Sandro D’Ononfrio, ACCO Brands Canada
  • Chad Broderick, Zebra Pen Canada
  • Sam Moncada, COPA
GOLF COMMITTEE

The Golf Tournament is one of COPA’s biggest annual events, attracting over 200 golfers each year. This Committee consults with COPA staff to ensure a smooth and enjoyable tournament for everyone.

  • Bo Broderick, Zebra Pen Canada
  • Ron McCormack, Esselte Canada
  • Harry Wanless, Acme United Limited (Retired)
  • Nicole Gamble, COPA
DATA FACTORY COMMITTEE

COPA is the only organization within Canada providing industry specific, SKU level market data for this region. This Committee is involved in the intricate work of expanding and further developing the available data.

  • Terry Nevins (Chair), Global Group
  • Suzanne Barrette, Synnex Canada
  • Elio Tremonti, Staples Canada
  • Darren Plumbe, Inside-Line, In Market Solutions Ltd.
  • Brad Pirie, Pirie-Mckie & Associates
  • Ted Hoxie, Beatties Basics Office Products Ltd.
  • John Ward, Acme United Ltd.
  • Sam Moncada, COPA