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2019 panelist


Value Chain Management International Inc. (VMCI)


Dr. Martin Gooch is co-founder and CEO of VCMI, a global consulting company headquartered in Oakville, Ontario. VCMI assists businesses to enhance their long-term profitability and environmental sustainability by implementing systems for driving continual improvements in performance. Martin has two decades’ experience in analyzing businesses and value chains to identify where food and related waste occurs and why, and has authored or co-authored numerous publications on this topic, including the January 2019 report, “The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste.”

Martin holds a PhD and Master’s degree in agri-food management, and a Bachelor of International Business. In 2013 Martin received Bayer Inc.’s “Outstanding Canadian” award for his contribution to “Food Chain Partnerships,” and was appointed Adjunct Professor at the College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph. In 2017, the Ontario Produce Marketing Association awarded Martin the Cory Clack-Streef “Produce Industry Person of the Year” award for assisting Ontario’s produce industry to benefit from reducing food loss and waste.