Our team

There are no employees at I-D Foods, there are only team members. We are as passionate about people as we are about food. Our team is comprised of a dynamic mix of talented people constantly innovating and evolving.


A team of experts that inspire greatness

Our management team fosters an environment where careers flourish and innovative ideas come to life. Our leaders empower all of us to bring more to the table.

Philip Issenman

Philip Issenman

Chairman & President of I-D Foods Group of Companies

  • Successful entrepreneur with extensive network world-wide
  • Over 45 years of food distribution business experience
  • Harvard BA and Columbia MBA
  • Focused on results, nurturing culture and attracting high caliber talent
Fulvio Bussandri

Fulvio Bussandri

Chief Operating Officer

  • Significant senior management experience with consumer products of public companies
  • Former President of Fido, as well as Coca Cola Italy as GM of Eastern Canada
  • McGill graduate
  • Participates as Director of various boards of companies
  • Spearheads strategic planning and organizational development
Gilles St Aubin

Gilles St-Aubin

Chief Marketing Officer

  • Leader of the marketing team, providing a significant contribution to the vision of the retail market and responsible for supplier relations
  • Over 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods and retail markets, including Rona
  • Contributes to the strong entrepreneurial approach within the organization
  • Very result-oriented manager
Phillip Gattola

Phillip Gattola

Chief Financial Officer

  • Delivers top-notch financial results and information while overseeing multiple company operations
  • CA graduate, Ernst & Young alumni, with over 20 years of business experience
  • Diverse background: Apparel, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications and Food
  • Leads the focus of identifying synergies and opportunities throughout our company
Marie Eve Brunet

Marie-Eve Brunet

Vice President, Sales Québec & Atlantic Canada

  • Excellent leadership skills and excels in delivering sustainable results within our largest sales division of the company
  • Respected executive, appreciated by retailers and suppliers for her business development acumen, integrity, and relationship building
  • Focused on ensuring her professional sales representatives add value and provide client satisfaction to retail clients
Dominic Schiraldi

Dominic Schiraldi

Vice President, Sales Ontario

  • Master sales executive with excellent leadership skills
  • Over 30 years sales experience in consumer packaged goods
  • Former President of Avanti Foods
  • Focused on driving sales through prioritized and disciplined execution
Jason Ketis

Jason Ketis-Bendena

Vice President & General Manager, Ontario

  • Experienced Sales & Marketing professional within consumer packaged goods and durable goods
  • Multi-faceted role with exposure in New Business Development, Foreign Markets, and Facilities Management
  • Enthusiastic self-starter making contributions across the general business
  • Drives results by leveraging strategic partnerships
Roy Husch

Roy Husch

Vice President, Western Sales, National Accounts & Calgary Operations

  • A highly experienced sales professional and leader with over 25 years experience within the consumer packaged goods industry
  • Proven track record of success in all major distribution channels
  • Respected team member whose hallmarks include unwavering integrity and the ability to create strong and enduring customer relationships
Michel Lafrance

Michel Lafrance

Vice President, National Operations & Logistics

  • Experienced Operations executive focused on multi-channel retailer fulfillment across Canada
  • Strong warehouse background with extensive consumer products organizations
  • Expertise leading diverse logistics and multifunctional teams
David Abrams

David Abrams

Vice President, Business Development & US Sales

  • Experienced business development manager focused on new supplier & product entries
  • Extensive experience in consumer packaged goods across North America
  • Responsible for sales and marketing in the United States
Diane Dault

Diane Dault

Vice President Sales Quebec & Atlantic Emeritus

  • Has represented I-D Foods in numerous capacities: Sales Representative, Key Account Manager and Sales Director
  • Bachelors degree from the Montreal HEC business school
  • More than 35 years of experience in the grocery markets of Quebec and Atlantic Canada
  • Coaches her team to deliver consistent results: listings, promotions and execution!
  • First female recipient of the food industry award COPINE DE L’ALIMENTATION in 2019
  • A great career: determination and above all, a consuming passion!
Leo Meyer

Leo Meyer

Vice President/GM Ontario Emeritus

  • Successful and experienced general manager in a highly competitive marketplace
  • Exposed to all facets of I-D Foods Sales and Operations
  • Over 40 years Ontario market expertise
  • Guiding suppliers through the matrix of significant retail changes