The president and CEO of Paterson GlobalFoods (PGF) Andrew Paterson is one of 12 Manitobans chosen to receive the Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour.

In a news release, the province says Paterson has demonstrated a significant commitment to Manitoba.

In addition to the economic impact of PGF headquarters in Manitoba, he served for nine years as chair of the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, funded the Red River College Culinary program and the Urban Circle Training Centre supporting Indigenous Students.

Paterson served 14 years as honorary colonel of the Fort Garry Horse, assisting military personnel and their families.

The formal investiture ceremony is scheduled to be held July 14, 2022 at the legislative building.