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We are a North American leader in comprehensive third-party supply chain services, with over 50 years of consistently delivering value driven solutions for our partners and customers in the food industry. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, we strive to streamline operations, reduce complexities, and optimize the overall efficiency of your supply chain needs.

By leveraging our integrated business units, you can benefit from a single point of contact, simplifying communication and ensuring a smooth flow of information throughout the supply chain. Whether it’s sourcing raw materials, utilizing high-value add processing services, or maintaining precise temperature-controlled storage, we provide end-to-end solutions that you can trust.

As a family business, we take pride in our role feeding families worldwide with high quality protein products and in our commitment to the long-term success of the relationships we build.

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Our Values

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Growth and Learning
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Our Team

At Sierra we understand that a strong company culture is the foundation of a successful organization. We are committed to creating an environment that embodies our values of growth and learning, open-mindedness, communication, celebrating accomplishment, responsibility, teamwork, and service.

We believe in fostering an atmosphere of continuous learning and personal development, where every team member is encouraged to grow and challenge themselves to reach their full potential. We value open-mindedness and diversity and believe that different perspectives and ideas are key to innovation and success.

Communication is at the heart of everything we do, and we strive to always maintain an open and transparent dialogue with our team members. We celebrate accomplishments both big and small, recognizing the hard work and dedication of our team members.

We believe in taking responsibility for our actions and holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct. Teamwork is essential to our success, and we value collaboration and cooperation above individual achievement.

We are committed to service, both within our organization and in the wider community. We believe in giving back and strive to make a positive impact on the world around us.

Finally, Sierra is a company that likes to have fun! We hold many company events throughout the year across our business units, which provide opportunities for team members to socialize and build relationships outside of the workplace. We are committed to creating a supportive and engaging environment where our team can thrive both personally and professionally. If you share our values and are looking for a dynamic and rewarding workplace, we invite you to join the Sierra family!

Ramesh Nedadur
Ramesh Nedadur

President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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Ramesh Nedadur
Ramesh Nedadur

President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Ramesh is a CGA (Canada), CPA (USA), CA (India). Having been with Sierra for nearly 4 years, he was previously our Vice President of Finance and Operations. Ramesh has a wealth of executive experience as the CFO of numerous food companies in Canada and India, as well as senior financial positions in Indonesia.

Tom Heliotis
Tom Heliotis

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

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Tom Heliotis
Tom Heliotis

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Tom has been with Sierra for over 6 years as our Vice President of Sales, Business Development and Logistics. Tom has previously held senior sales and marketing positions at Maple Lodge Farms, Blue Goose Pure Foods, and PepsiCo Beverages Canada.

Sandeep Kaushal
Sandeep Kaushal

Vice President of Operations Sierra Processing

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Sandeep Kaushal
Sandeep Kaushal

Vice President of Operations Sierra Processing

Sandeep possesses a background in mechanical engineering, accompanied by over 20 years of experience in plant and project management. Additionally, he holds a green belt certification from the Lean Six Sigma program. These qualifications collectively render him an expert in all facets of business operations.

Nabeel Baig
Nabeel Baig

Vice President of Finance & Systems

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Nabeel Baig
Nabeel Baig

Vice President of Finance & Systems

Nabeel is a CPA (Canada), FCCA (UK) and holds a master’s degree in computer sciences and brings over 10 years of experience in the food industry, leading finance teams towards improving financial operations by introducing robust internal controls and processes through advanced technologies within complex dynamics.

Darren Telepanich
Darren Telepanich

Vice President of Innovation and Product Development

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Darren Telepanich
Darren Telepanich

Vice President of Innovation and Product Development

Darren is the latest addition to the Sierra Executive Leadership Team. He is a career R&D leader with a proven track record at large Canadian food enterprises such as Maple Leaf Foods, Canada Bread Company, and Sofina Foods. Having led cross functional teams and multi-million-dollar projects in both further processing and raw spaces, Darren brings extensive experience in maximizing supply chain possibilities to create successful new businesses.

Dale Mcleod
Dale Mcleod

General Manager Sierra Cold

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Dale Mcleod
Dale Mcleod

General Manager Sierra Cold

Dale has been with Sierra for over 3 years and has extensive experience in every facet of operating and managing a cold storage facility. He previously held senior Supply Chain & Logistics roles at Maple Leaf Foods & Gay Lea Foods.

Ismail Mumin
Ismail Mumin

Senior Director of Food Safety and Quality (FSQ)

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Ismail Mumin
Ismail Mumin

Senior Director of Food Safety and Quality (FSQ)

Ismail is a seasoned Food Safety & QA professional with a graduate degree in Animal Production from Iowa State University and MSc. in Food Safety and Quality Assurance from the University of Guelph. Over his career he has managed FS & QA programs from slaughter operations to fully cooked food products.

Ismail has been with Sierra for 10 years now, starting as a Facility Manager and eventually leading our Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory program.

Hana Ibsais
Hana Ibsais

Director of Team Talent & Culture

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Hana Ibsais
Hana Ibsais

Director of Team Talent & Culture

Hana is a CHRP (Canada), SHRM-SCP (USA), and holds an MBA from Drake University (IA, USA). Having been our Team Talent Culture Manager for 3 years after holding senior HR roles in Canada, USA and Jordan, Hana has overseen remarkable changes and growth in our company culture.People are the engine for our business. As Director, she leads all matters Team Talent and Culture related and drives business growth with Team Energy and Talent.

John Fornear
John Fornear

Senior Director of Sales

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John Fornear
John Fornear

Senior Director of Sales

John has been with Sierra for over 3 years, and previously held senior sales and account management roles at PepsiCo Beverages Canada, Sofina Foods Inc, Maple Lodge Farms, and Finica Food Specialties.