2023 Harbor Summit

July 27th - July 30th

Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR

    Thank You Valued Harbor Partner!

    We had a fantastic time connecting and sharing with all of you at this year's Harbor Summit. We can't wait to do it again next year. Have a great rest of the summer as we all take what we've learned and put it into action in our marketplace.

    Best Regards,

    Rick Jensen - President

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    Watch our Harbor 100 Year Anniversary video that we shared at the Summit.

    Also check out our Wynooche butter truck reveal video

    Meet the Team

    Justin Erickson - Owner, CEO Harbor Foods

    Justin is the 4th generation owner and CEO of Harbor Foods, parent company of Harbor Wholesale, Harbor Foodservice and Northlink Logistics. Justin started with Harbor as a teen working for his father Mike Erickson, third generation owner, and later became CEO when Mike decided to hand over the business.

    Justin’s favorite part of the Summit? “Getting to know our customers and their families. We all work hard in our businesses each day and the Summit is a great reminder that we’re all in this together, retailers, suppliers and Harbor. We’re all about family and community, and the Summit allows us to build relationships that have lasted generations.”

    An entire crew of Harbor Team Members will be on-hand and available to answer your questions, take care of any requests or just chat and get to know each other. Just look for one of these smiling faces.

    Anette Smith
    Director PMO

    Ashley Holmes
    Foodservice Sales Manager

    Bryce Schneider
    VP of Sales

    Carli Cairone
    Executive Assistant - HFG

    Chelsea Garrow
    Brands Manager

    Cris Bade
    VP of Operations

    Dan Willows
    VP Category Management

    Derek Bugge
    Corporate Chef, Harbor Foodservice

    Dirk Weiler
    Regional Sales Manager

    Doug Ramos
    Sales Manager

    Dylan Eng

    Erika Cottrell
    VP Marketing

    Esther Wilson
    Store Solutions Program Manager

    Fritz Haberland
    Foodservice Developer

    Heather Jorgensen
    VP Human Resources

    Jeremy Crandall
    Beverage Foodservice Program Manager

    Jim Winkle


    Joe Blumenzweig
    Director of Marketing - HFS

    Lisa Johnson
    Foodservice Program Manager

    Matt Pacheco
    VP Finance

    Michelle McClure
    Senior Director – Supply Chain Strategic Initiatives

    Monica McCombs
    Chief Supply Chain Officer

    Neil Harmon

    RD C- Director of Sales

    Noel Chavez
    President MDC

    Rebecca Priest
    Executive Assistant - HW

    Rick jensen
    President Harbor Wholesale

    Ron Squires
    Branch President (PDC)

    Tom Kennedy

    Tom Macsenti
    Corporate Account Manager

    Tonya Walker
    RSM - Northern California

    Keynote Speaker

    Ernie Harker - CEO and C-Store Marketing Specialist

    Ernie captivates his audience the moment he's introduced with his contagious energy, humor, and professional insight.

    A fireball of positive energy, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Inspirer, Enthuser, Brand Catalyst. Expert on Branding, Loyalty Strategies, Foodservice, Social Media Marketing, and CMO.

    Hyper-creative branding expert, author, and keynote speaker. Ernie is often asked to ignite a conference with his humor, insight, and thought provoking ideas. He is skilled in Campaign Development, Loyalty Programs, Design, Advertising, Illustration, Video Production, Animation, and Adobe Creative Suite. Entrepreneur, TV host, Ironman athlete.

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    Keynote Speaker

    Jeff Lenard – VP Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS

    Jeff has over 23 years of industry experience at NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores). He is the lead spokesperson for the association, conducting hundreds of interviews each year with the media about motor fuels sales, trends or new products and innovations at the nation’s 148,000-plus convenience stores. He has conducted more than 6,000 media interviews and appeared numerous times on CNN, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, BBC and the network morning and evening news programs.

    Join us for an interested talk with Jeff as he shares what he is seeing in the industry today and where he sees the industry is going in the future.

    Keynote Speaker

    Greg Bell – Water the Bamboo - Motivational Speaker

    Motivational keynote speaker and author of Water The Bamboo: Unleashing The Potential Of Teams And Individuals and What’s Going Well? The Question That Changes Everything, Greg Bell, has dedicated his life to helping organizations and people reach their full potential and achieve unimaginable growth, both personally and professionally. With over 15 years of corporate development and leadership training experience, Greg provides organizations with the courage to transform and flourish by inspiring them to focus on, and see the benefit in, core values and goals.

    Panel Discussions


    We've curated a special group of industry professionals to support your business growth. With their extensive experience and expertise, they'll provide personalized guidance and address your questions. They'll emphasize the importance of elevating your foodservice program promptly, sharing insights on emerging trends and industry best practices. By leveraging their knowledge, you can optimize operations and drive success in the competitive landscape. Additionally, this collaborative environment allows for networking and idea exchange with peers. Together, we'll help your business thrive.

    The panel discussion will be moderated by Bryce Schneider – Vice President of Sales for Harbor Wholesale.


    Bryce Schneider
    VP Sales, Harbor Wholesale


    Derek Bugge
    Corporate Chef, Harbor Foodservice


    Don Rhodes
    President and CEO of The Convenience Group, LLC
    2022-2023 NACS Chairman


    Jeff Lenard
    VP, Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS


    Ernie Harker
    CEO and C-Store Marketing Specialist

    Vendor Connections

    An invaluable opportunity for 1:1 networking with our Top Vendors.

    See what’s new and on trend | Find special deals on your favorite items | Lean more about Harbor’s exclusive Real Fresh Brands.

    American Licorice
    Campbell Snacks
    Ferrero - FMC

    Foster Farms
    General Mills
    Go With It
    Harbor IT
    Hormel FS

    Jack Link's
    Mars Wrigley
    Mein Street
    Mountain Fresh

    Nestle Professional
    Old Trapper
    On Point

    Split Shift
    Store Solutions
    Tillamook Country Smoker
    Tyson Foods
    Via Vita