Our People

People, Communication, Service.
Aggie Christopher

Aggie Christopher

President

Aggie has been a part of the food service industry for the past 30 years. She has worked extensively in distribution.  Aggie was a Sales Representative and District Sales Manager with Konings Wholesale.  She then moved to Neptune Foods/SERCA Pacific as their Protein Specialist and Grocery & Frozen Specialist.   In 1999, Aggie came full circle returning to SYSCO Konings as their Director of Marketing . As President and Owner of Tri-Elite Marketing, Aggie’s passion, dedication, work ethic and desire to succeed have resulted in the formulation of a strong team of dedicated sales professionals.

Cell:604-306-5854

Email:aggie@trielitemarketing.ca

Dimitri Lenis

Dimitri Lenis

Vice President of Sales

Dimitri has been a part of the food service industry for the past 35 years. His extensive knowledge includes, running a restaurant, Food Service Sales, Sales Training, Merchandising and Specialist. In 2009 he moved to the Food Service broker side of the business, where he increased his knowledge and built even stronger relationships with his manufacturers, distributors and customer base. Dimitri’s innate ability to coach people, his unique skill set and passion, give him the ability to help everyone around him succeed.

Cell:778-866-9925

Email:dimitri@trielitemarketing.ca

Chris Fujikawa

Chris Fujikawa

BC Sales Manager

Chris has over 25 years of experience in the Food Service industry. With a passion for food he started his career as a Red Seal Chef, and spent 11 years in the hotel industry honing his craft. This was followed by 6 years as a food sales professional for a broad line distributor, where he excelled in the sales and marketing segment of the business. Chris then moved his skill set over to the Brokerage side of the business where he has spent the last 11 years forming strong relationships with his customers,  and always doing his due diligence to build trust and help grow their business. A strong believer in teamwork, Chris brings a wealth of experience, strong work ethic and a high level of customer service that will help others around him succeed.

Cell:604-318-2836

Email:chris@trielitemarketing.ca

Gwen Smaaslet-Willoughby

Gwen Smaaslet-Willoughby

BC Lower Mainland Territory Manager

Gwen is no stranger to wining awards as she has won many of the Sysco Sales Awards for her efforts and hard work as a Marketing Associate.  Intrigued by the brokerage world Gwen ventured into the Food Service Broker arena starting with RE Boggs Marketing, then taking a leap and starting her own Food Service Brokerage company “Phoenix Sales” and after 4 years is proud to now be part of the Tri-Elite Marketing team.

Gwen’s passion for the food service industry and invested years of experience to providing customer service that has been instrumental in her success in the industry.  Gwen started her career in the hospitality industry at the restaurant level and has over 30 years of sales experience. The dedication she has shown along with exceptional customer service skills and a desire to help her customers succeed in their business has been paramount.  Her strong consulting ability to keep her customers on the leading edge by providing new ideas to help them make profitable menu decisions

Cell:604-818-3335

Email:gwen@trielitemarketing.ca

Pamela Reddeman

Pamela Reddeman

Vancouver Island Territory Manager

Pamela has over 20 years of experience in the food service industry.  Pamela’s years of restaurant management have given her valuable knowledge of front and back of the house operations.  She uses this knowledge to help her understand and exceed our customer’s needs.  Pamela’s passion, dedication and strong work ethic  are key reasons for our success in the BC Interior.

Cell:250-882-7222

Email:pamela@trielitemarketing.ca

Taylor Christopher

Taylor Christopher

BC Lower Mainland Territory Manager

Taylor has spent the last year in Douglas College studying Sales and Marketing his interest in business and people skills will be a strong asset in his roll as sale representative for Tri-Elite Marketing.

Cell:604-761-7617

Email:taylor@trielitemarketing.ca

Natalie Hartley

Natalie Hartley

Sysco Vancouver & Sysco Kelowna Territory Manager

Natalie is passionate about food and has a natural ability for sales.  With 25 years of sales experience she additionally is a college graduate of Culinary Management as well as Business Administration.  Natalie brings the best of both worlds together and with 10 years street sales at Sysco Vancouver and 10 years of hotel sales she knows the needs of her customers.

Cell:604-417-9257

Email:natalie@trielitemarketing.ca

Penny Patterson

Penny Patterson

Northern Alberta Territory Manager

Penny has been in the food service industry in one capacity or another for her entire career. For the past 3 years she has been in the food service sales with a brokerage in Edmonton. Penny has established relationships with customers and distributors and has developed a reputation as a reliable and knowledgeable territory manager. Penny is an extremely motivated individual that has an ongoing desire to grow as a sales professional.

Cell:780-975-5616

Email:penny@trielitemarketing.ca

Kristy Abbott

Kristy Abbott

Southern Alberta Territory Manager

Kristy has worked in the food and beverage industry for more than 20 years. She is a Red Seal Chef with extensive experience in both front and back of house as well as the hotel sector and catering. Of note is her role as a caterer for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. As a former Sysco Vancouver Marketing Associate, Kristy honed her selling skills then went on to managing kitchens in the Oil Field in Alberta. Just prior to joining us, Kristy was a corporate trainer for a Canadian Restaurant Franchise. She brings a strong customer-oriented philosophy to our team.

Phone:403-875-4779

Email:kristy@trielitemarketing.ca

Rosanne Klenk

Rosanne Klenk

Prairies Sales Manager

Rosanne has over 25 years in the food service industry. The first 12 were spent in Healthcare where she was the food service manager of a 228 bed facility. She then worked as the Quality Assurance Manager at Serca and later moved into the position of District Sales Manager for Sysco, managing 14 associates and their territories.

Cell:306-539-6877

Email:rosanne@trielitemarketing.ca

Leah Wesdyk

Leah Wesdyk

Saskatchewan Territory Manager

Leah started her career in the Food Service Industry about 10 years ago working at Sysco Regina in Pricing and Contracts. She later moved to the Account Manager for Multi-unit Sales where she managed 12 chain accounts with over 100 customers. Leah’s knowledge of the industry and strong communication skills and ability to develop relationships and adjust to change makes her a great addition to our Tri Elite team.

Phone:306-539-6117

Email:leah@trielitemarketing.ca

Mike Richardson

Mike Richardson

Manitoba/Thunder Bay Territory Manager

Mike is an exceptional, results-oriented professional with over 4 years experience in the foodservice industry which has allowed him to build strong and lasting relationships with both distributors and customers. He is an energetic, passionate and creative sales and marketing professional who is highly self-motivated.  The excellent communication and analytical skills he possesses are key in his ability to build strong customer relations. Mike constantly strives to provide the highest level of customer service and professionalism in all aspects of his career.

Cell:204-290-7019

Email:miker@trielitemarketing.ca

Paul Fritz

Paul Fritz

Ontario Territory Manager

Paul has been in the food service industry for close to 30 years .  He has almost 10 years as a distributor sales rep, and distributor buyer/merchandiser to over 20 years in the broker business specializing in non-food principals serving all channels of paper/food service distribution.  Paul has also won several Pactiv broker rep awards and distributor broker rep awards.

Cell:519-240-0003

Email:paul@trielitemarketing.ca

Quinn Vernoy

Quinn Vernoy

Ontario Territory Manager

Quinn has worked in the beverage industry for more than 5 years and has developed great communication skills, customer service skills and a passion to sell. He is graduate that studied Business Marketing, who prides himself on communication and to always be there for the customer.

Cell:647-309-3193

Email:quinn@trielitemarketing.ca

Glen Sayed

Glen Sayed

Southern Ontario Territory Manager

Glen has worked in the food and beverage industry for decades.  Starting off as a dishwasher at the age of 16 and worked his way up the ranks to managing kitchens and front of the house.  Glen’s passion and knowledge for food, people and culture is contagious.  His dedication to exceeding expectations and relationship building is a welcomed asset to Tri-Elite Marketing’s team.

Cell:647-309-6876

Email:glen@trielitemarketing.ca

Elaina Kaounas

Elaina Kaounas

QUÉBEC TERRITORY MANAGER

Elaina Kaounas has been a part of the corporate world for over 10 years. Elaina comes with a great understanding of account management and a strong ability to maintain large accounts and sustain relationships. She has recently transitioned into the food industry, coming in from PayPal Canada where Elaina was Director of Facilities.  Elaina has a strong passion for community and philanthropic work which she looks to implement into her work with Tri-Elite

Cell:514-297-0733

Email:elaina@trielitemarketing.ca

Martin Girouard – Gendreau

Martin Girouard – Gendreau

Québec Territory Manager

Martin has 24 years background in foodservice, as a head chef, co owner, cook, server, barman and dishwasher. Martin is very passionate, dedicated and ambitious with a strong sense of the industry. He knows the market very well along with the concerns and needs of the customers and is now excited to join the Tri-Elite team.

Cell:819-460-1201

Email:martin@trielitemarketing.ca

Charlene Geldart

Charlene Geldart

Charlene has extensive sales and packaging experience spanning 25 years.  Starting her sales career in pharmaceuticals, she learned how to manage both prescription sales and retail product sales.  Planograms and inventory management were key components to success in this field.  Moving to the print and packaging world, she worked closely with clients on custom corrugate and boxboard packaging.  With comprehensive manufacturing and operational business experience and the ability to establish positive relationships, she is committed to providing superior customer services to our clients.

Cell:902-448-2774

Email:charlene@trielitemarketing.ca

Ryan Christopher

Ryan Christopher

BC Lower Mainland IT

Ryan joined Tri-Elite Marketing in 2006 after taking Marketing Management courses at BCIT.  Ryan has established a reputation for service excellence.  His competitive nature drives him to establish and maintain a solid communication network with distributor sales representatives and customers.  His goal is to make sure that we always provide information and product to our customers quickly in order to exceed their expectations and ultimately help close a sale.

Cell:604-764-6161

Email:ryan@trielitemarketing.ca