Szewchuk & Associates


Here’s what some of our clients have said…

I want to commend Szewchuk & Associates Inc. for the outstanding results George drove in generating significant cost reductions across our procurement functions during his recent engagement. As a deeply seasoned purchasing professional, George possesses an impressive, intimate knowledge of key buy categories – specifically in areas such as corrugated and folding cartons, sugar, dairy, edible oils, proteins, fresh and frozen vegetables and other lesser volume spend areas. He was quickly able to analyze and assess the cost competitiveness of these inputs to our company and recommend alternative suppliers, contractual arrangements and other strategic sourcing techniques that drove very material savings. As a skillful negotiator, he was also able to share his expertise with our internal purchasing team which has ensured a lasting benefit.

Steven Diakowsky

President & CEO, Freshstone Brands Inc.

George has helped our organization to leverage our position with our major suppliers in a very efficient way without affecting our relations with them. His economical impacts have been significant. I would recommend George anytime.

Joel Cormier

Senior VP - Chicken Division, Exceldor

George’s drive for success combined with his ability to understand the dynamics of an industry are a recipe for success. I have found George to be a skilled negotiator who brings a wealth of experience to the table. His approach is both professional and thorough.
Robert Bona

CPA, CMA, CFO, Chudleigh's Ltd

George helped us to find ways to reduce our costs in inventory materials and other areas. He was effective in getting the results and, perhaps more importantly, in educating the organization in how to leverage our buying power and negotiations. His value extended beyond the initial success in price negotiations.
Anne Kim

COO & CFO, Celtrade Canada Inc

I have known George for about 12 years. I worked both for and with him at Maple Leaf Foods. I also engaged George’s consultative services while I was president at Supply Chain Management Inc. George is an outstanding purchasing executive and consultant. His most compelling attributes are his expertise, energy and enthusiasm. George is by far the most skilled negotiator I have ever encountered. He leverages his unparalleled depth of experience, his remarkable attention to detail and his extreme determination, to deliver exceptional value. If you are considering engaging George’s services rest assured that he will deliver on his promise. He is truly best in class.
Dan Gabbard

VP Logistics, Walmart Canada

George worked with Marsan Foods for a several years, and added great value. Firstly, he generated purchasing savings that helped make a significant improvement in our cost structure at the time. As importantly, George brought a broader perspective and new disciplines in professional procurement to Marsan, which we continue to benefit from today. George has been a constant supporter of Marsan throughout the years, which is driven by a high level of integrity and trust.
Jim Thorne

President and CEO, Marsan Foods Ltd

Conestoga Meat Packers Ltd. has employed the services of Szewchuk & Associates in the area of cost reduction and optimization for packaging and other commodities. George was very professional and systematic in the way that he approached this project. He was able to “hit a home run” in terms of overall cost reduction for Conestoga’s packaging requirements and this has had a material positive effect on our company’s cost structure. Conestoga is pleased to recommend the services of Szewchuk & Associates in the areas of purchasing optimization and cost reduction.
Arnold Drung

President, Conestoga Meat Packers

George’s extensive Purchasing experience is a real asset to any company that is looking at saving money in their purchasing departments. George’s methodology and understanding of market rates for materials (particularly for packaging components and corrugate) allow him to deliver material savings.
Matthew James

President and CEO, Purity Life Health Products LP

We brought George in to help mentor our purchasing staff on how to achieve the best possible costs when purchasing, as well as to review and benchmark the results of our current processes. George achieved cost savings on items our staff thought that we were really sharp on. But more importantly he trained our staff on how to achieve better outcomes when negotiating pricing with a supplier through such things as understanding the cost drivers of the product you are purchasing and factoring in the impact of current and forecasted exchange rates. Great work George!
Gregory Scott

CFO, Maple Lodge Farms

I have found that he conducts himself in a professional manner and has made significant contribution to our business over the past six months. I would not hesitate to recommend George’s services to address a wide range of strategic sourcing and process improvement activities and would be more than glad to answer any questions you might have in this regard.
Tony Tavares

President and CEO, Maple Lodge Farms

During his time at NFC, George utilized his wealth of experience in industry and benchmarking knowledge to generate significant cost improvements. George worked both independently and in conjunction with our internal purchasing and operations resources to identify opportunities, develop them with incumbent and new suppliers and execute them successfully.
Tony Spiteri

President & CEO, New Food Classics

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