TEAM

Management Team

As President and CEO of TLS, Peter leverages over 40 years of industry experience to oversee operations and sales and provide a vision for the organization’s ongoing growth. Peter joined TLS in 1977, working in several positions before becoming President in 1986 and CEO in 1999. When TLS sold its retail brokerage operations to Acosta in 2002, he was appointed President of Acosta Canada in addition to his responsibilities at TLS. Peter continued in his role with Acosta Canada until 2006 when he returned to TLS on a full-time basis. Peter graduated with a BASc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). Upon completion of his degree, Peter worked at Shell Canada as a Field Engineer in the marketing department while concurrently completing an MBA from York University (now the Schulich School of Business). Throughout his career, Peter has been active in the industry as a board member and chair for a number of committees such as the GS1 Canada, Ontario Food Brokers Association, Canadian Food Brokers Association, Association of Sales and Marketing Companies (US) and Canadian Grocer Magazine Editorial Board. Also active in the community, he was a board member of North York General Hospital, a warden at St. John’s Anglican Church York Mills and a chair at Georgian Bay Forever. Among his accomplishments, Peter is exceptionally proud to have been awarded the prestigious Golden Pencil Award in 2008 from the Food Industry Association of Canada.

Joining Thomas, Large & Singer in 2013, David represents the fourth generation of the Singer family to lead the company. David oversees the sales and operations of the company, including Emblem Logistics, as well as working to direct the organization in executing on the company’s long term strategy and vision. David is dedicated to building upon the company’s impressive legacy while adapting to the ever changing needs of North American clients and customers.

David earned his MBA from the Schulich School of Business in 2006 and currently participates on the GS1 Grocery Board as well as the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC) Canadian Council. David joined TLS following a 12-year career in successive sales roles at the Pepsi Bottling Group, Acosta Sales & Marketing, Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble.

With over ten years at TLS, Anthony brings a wealth of experience to his role as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining TLS, he held the position of CFO at Browne Group of Companies.

Additionally, he held senior roles at Public Companies in various industries. Between 1999 and 2005 Anthony held various financial roles including Vice President Finance at TLS.

Anthony has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Queen’s University. He has a Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Professional Accountant, Certified Public Accountant (CPA – Illinois) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) and the CFA Institute.

As CFO, Anthony overseas the internal financial workings of TLS Group of Companies and the client reporting and supply chain functions.

Giulia joined TLS in 2002 as a Private Label Coordinator assisting with all private label accounts. Since then she has held the positions of Private Label – Sales Account Manager (2011), Private Label – Director (2013) and Private Label – Senior Director (2016). In 2017, she was appointed to the role of VP Private Label, overseeing the department. 

Giulia graduated with a BAS degree from York University. Prior to TLS, she worked at No Frills and Sherwin Williams. She is trilingual, speaking English, French and Italian.

Giulia brings over 15 years of experience in Private Label at TLS and in-depth knowledge of its suppliers and retailers. As VP of Private Brands, Giulia’s is responsible for leading the Corporate Brand sales team as she oversees strategic growth within the division.

Dave brings over 20 years of experience at TLS to his role as Vice President. Before his appointment to VP of Technology and Information Systems in 2018, Dave held the role of Director of Finance, overseeing client services for the value chain division, trade spends management, financial reporting and analysis, and accounting functions.

Dave will continue to manage the Trade Promotion Management Team in addition to overseeing Information Technology for TLS and Emblem Logistics Inc.

Prior to joining TLS in 1999, Dave came from a background in public accounting working for Grant Thornton LLP for three years. He has a degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Mahesh brings over 25 years of experience in the CPG industry to his role as Director of Business Development. His professional expertise ranges in scope from sales and retail team management to business development. 

Since joining TLS in 2008, Mahesh has handled key accounts and worked with brokers on the Perfetti Van Melle business across all trade channels and regions in the Canadian retail landscape, ensuring sales and distribution objectives are met. He is responsible for implementing the client’s brand portfolio strategy. A wealth of industry experience specific to the confectionery industry serves him well with the PVM line of products.

Prior to joining TLS, Mahesh worked in sales functions both domestically and internationally, giving him exposure to a wide variety of markets.

The combination of the experience in both export markets along with North American ones provides him a distinctive advantage of utilizing best practices in a strategic big picture scenario.

With over 18 years at TLS, Carl’s in-depth knowledge of the organization and its vision is a tremendous asset to his role as Director of Supply Chain Services. He is responsible for managing the operations for replenishment, forecasting and repacks activities for all TLS clients.

Prior to joining TLS, Carl worked for Oshawa Foods/Sobeys from 1986 to 1999, working his way up to replenishment analyst for all store banners within the Sobeys’ network. His experience is backed by a BA in Marketing from Ryerson University. 

Bringing over 31 years of grocery retail experience to the table, Carl fully enjoys the challenge of servicing both the trade and our clients.

A member of the TLS team for the past 13 years, Randy joined TLS in 2004 and holds the position of Director of Sales, Corporate Brands. His responsibilities include Managing Overwaitea Foods, Co-op and Loblaw’s/Shoppers Drug Mart.

Prior to TLS, Randy was National Sales Manager at Gay Lea Foods for 18 years managing sales for all retailers across Canada.

His educational background includes a Marketing Management diploma from Conestoga College and various marketing courses at York University.

Jeff began working with TLS in 1998. As an HP authorized system integrator, he worked with the organization to implement new technologies into the information systems platform.

Jeff honed his skills in server and network infrastructure systems, including disaster recovery expertise and security hardening of critical systems. He has worked closely with TLS for the past 18 years, offering state-of-the-art solutions that make TLS a leader in the Canadian marketplace.

Jeff joined the company fulltime in 2017 as Director of Information Technology and is responsible for all server and network infrastructure.  Jeff brings 25 years of information technology experience to the role and enjoys the challenge of keeping TLS at the forefront of technology.

 

Claude Charlebois has been with the organization since 1980 and held a number of sales positions, becoming director of Private Label sales and Industrial sales in 2003 as well as overseeing broker management responsibilities in the province of Québec

Claude’s extensive experience is a great asset to his role as Director of Sales.  Prior to TLS, Claude graduated with a BA in marketing from the HEC (École des Hautes Études Commerciales).

He is a current member of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology for the Quebec branch.

Loretta joined TLS in 2005 and currently holds the position of Director of Finance. Prior to TLS, she worked as a manager at public accounting and advisory firm RSM Richter (now Ernst & Young). 

Loretta graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2004. 

Alex joined TLS in 2017 as Director of Business Development. Prior to joining TLS, he held positions including Director of Sales, Client Director and Regional Sales Manager. 

In addition to his professional experience, Alex has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Windsor, a BA from the University of Toronto and a Professional Certificate from Queen’s Business School. 

Alex is also passionate about community involvement. He is an alumnus/mentor at St. Michael’s College School, a member of the Celano Canadian Club and has volunteered with the United Way.

 
 

Patricia has been an integral member of the organization since 1999. She has held the positions of Accounts Payable Specialist, AP Supervisor, Business Manager, Commercial Development Manager, and most recently Director of Finance.

Patricia has a degree in accounting from Seneca College and received CGA designation in 2007.

Prior to joining TLS, she came from a manufacturing background working for Giesecke & Devrient for 16 years. 

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