Équipe BONO Fruits et légumes

The Union of Passion

and know-how

We are wholesalers, importers, and exporters of fresh fruit and vegetables based out of Montreal, Quebec, established in 1983. Our team of buyers communicates with different parts of the world to offer our customers a wide variety of conventional and organic fresh produce.

Our fleet of trucks allows us to rapidly deliver to customers across Quebec and Ontario.

To ensure the import and sale of a range of high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables, always at the best price. It is by forming strong relationships of trust with our partners that we achieve our goals.

At Fruits et légumes Gaétan Bono, a contributing factor to our success is building strong relationships with suppliers and customers. Our partners are an integral part of our extended family, and it is together that we can continue to grow and prosper while optimizing our logistics resources.

Our team conducts operations with our core values in mind:

Collaborative spirit
Proactivity to foster rapid adaptation
Respect in our relationships, both internally and externally
Continuous improvement to always offer quality and safe produce

A bit of history

1975

During the beginnings of Montreal’s Marché Central, Mr. Gaétan Bono set up a network of local suppliers and customers.

1975

During the beginnings of Montreal’s Marché Central, Mr. Gaétan Bono set up a network of local suppliers and customers.

1983

Now well established, Fruits et légumes Gaétan Bono Inc. begins importing and exporting fruits and vegetables.

1983

Now well established, Fruits et légumes Gaétan Bono Inc. begins importing and exporting fruits and vegetables.

1988

Becoming a key player in the distribution and commercialization of fresh fruits and vegetables, Fruits et légumes Gaétan Bono settles at Marché Central.

1988

Becoming a key player in the distribution and commercialization of fresh fruits and vegetables, Fruits et légumes Gaétan Bono settles at Marché Central.

1997

Giuseppe (Joe) Lavorato acquires shares in Fruits et légumes Gaétan Bono and begins to develop international markets. The company builds a solid international reputation. During this period, we develop expertise in small fruits, such as cherries. Michel Lavorato, Joe’s younger brother, joined the team the same year.

1997

Giuseppe (Joe) Lavorato acquires shares in Fruits et légumes Gaétan Bono and begins to develop international markets. The company builds a solid international reputation. During this period, we develop expertise in small fruits, such as cherries. Michel Lavorato, Joe’s younger brother, joined the team the same year.

2008

Michel Lavorato begins acquiring trucks in 2008 to make deliveries. It’s the beginning of Location Lavorato, which becomes a subsidiary of Bono 10 years later. With the trucks, Fruits et Légumes Gaétan Bono gains visibility in the Quebec and Ontario food market.

2008

Michel Lavorato begins acquiring trucks in 2008 to make deliveries. It’s the beginning of Location Lavorato, which becomes a subsidiary of Bono 10 years later. With the trucks, Fruits et Légumes Gaétan Bono gains visibility in the Quebec and Ontario food market.

February 2018

Fruits et légumes Bono is now run by the Lavorato family. The administration is made up of Joe Lavorato, his brother Michel, and eldest son Salvatore.

February 2018

Fruits et légumes Bono is now run by the Lavorato family. The administration is made up of Joe Lavorato, his brother Michel, and eldest son Salvatore.

June 2020

Relocation to the new state of the art facilities on Pie-IX Boulevard in Montreal, a new beginning for Fruits et légumes Bono.

June 2020

Relocation to the new state of the art facilities on Pie-IX Boulevard in Montreal, a new beginning for Fruits et légumes Bono.

Our family

President

Giuseppe (Joe) Lavorato

At the age of 16, Joe Lavorato began working at the Jean-Talon Market. He spent several years working alternately for his uncles and himself, dividing his time between Marché Central, the Jean-Talon Market, and the Halles d'Anjou.

Over the years, he's built a team that enabled him to expand into new markets. He developed a strategy to build strong international business relations and strengthen Fruits et Légumes Bono's leading position.

joe.lavorato@gaetanbono.com

Vice president

Salvatore Lavorato

Following in his father's footsteps, Salvatore started in the industry at a very young age when he worked for his grandfather at the Jean-Talon Market. He then spent several summers at the Halles d'Anjou where he learned the essentials of marketing local fruit and vegetable plants. He became a shareholder of Fruits et Légumes Gaétan Bono at the age of 23.

salvatore.lavorato@gaetanbono.com

Vice president

Michel Lavorato

Michel Lavorato grew up at the Jean-Talon Market with members of his family. He started at Fruits et Légumes Gaétan Bono as an order picker and quickly became one of the team's most successful salespeople. In addition to developing his real estate portfolio, he's acquired a fleet of trucks and founded Location Lavorato.

michel.lavorato@gaetanbono.com

Giannino Lavorato

Giannino Lavorato

Buyer

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Chris Pitsikoulis

Buyer and sales representative

Nino Bono

Nino Bono

Buyer and logistics

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Samuel Fasulo

Buyer and sales representative

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Domenico Di Turi

Buyer and sales representative

Simon Faucher

International buyer

Frank Mascaro

Frank Mascaro

Buyer and sales representative

Eric Cloutier

Eric Cloutier

Organic buyer and sales representative

Ali Damen

Ali Damen

Buyer and sales representative

Armando Silva

Armando Silva

Operations

Francis Carruthers

Francis Carruthers

Logistics

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Charles Legault

Warehouse manager

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Chloé Mercier, CPA

Accounting director

Louis Arseneault

Louis Arsenault

Controller

MARIA

Maria Papadakis

Marketing

Office administration

Audrey Lajeunesse,
Credit department supervisor

Bernadine Paul, Client credits

Fatemzara Choukairi, Accounts receivable

Suzanne Hamon, Accounts payable

Johanne Manseau, Customer service

Our family

Joe Lavorato

President

At the age of 16, Joe Lavorato began working at the Jean-Talon Market. He spent several years working alternately for his uncles and himself, dividing his time between Marché Central, the Jean-Talon Market, and the Halles d'Anjou.

Over the years, he's built a team that enabled him to expand into new markets. He developed a strategy to build strong international business relations and strengthen Fruits et Légumes Bono's leading position.

joe.lavorato@gaetanbono.com

Salvatore Lavorato

Salvatore Lavorato

Vice president

Following in his father's footsteps, Salvatore started in the industry at a very young age when he worked for his grandfather at the Jean-Talon Market. He then spent several summers at the Halles d'Anjou where he learned the essentials of marketing local fruit and vegetable plants. He became a shareholder of Fruits et Légumes Gaétan Bono at the age of 23.

salvatore.lavorato@gaetanbono.com

Michel Lavorato

Michel Lavorato

Vice president

Michel Lavorato grew up at the Jean-Talon Market with members of his family. He started at Fruits et Légumes Gaétan Bono as an order picker and quickly became one of the team's most successful salespeople. In addition to developing his real estate portfolio, he's acquired a fleet of trucks and founded Location Lavorato.

michel.lavorato@gaetanbono.com

Giannino Lavorato

Giannino Lavorato

Buyer

Chris Pitsikoulis_600x600

Chris Pitsikoulis

Buyer and sales representative

Nino Bono

Nino Bono

Buyer and logistics

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Samuel Fasulo

Buyer and sales representative

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Domenico Di Turi

Buyer and sales representative

Simon Faucher

Simon Faucher

International buyer

Frank Mascaro

Frank Mascaro

Buyer and sales representative

Eric Cloutier

Eric Cloutier

Organic buyer and sales representative

Ali Damen

Ali Damen

Buyer and sales representative

Armando Silva

Armando Silva

Operations

Francis Carruthers

Francis Carruthers

Logistics

Untitled design (4)

Charles Legault

Warehouse manager

BONO_Equipe_600x600

Chloé Mercier, CPA

Accounting director

Louis Arseneault

Louis Arsenault

Controller

MARIA

Maria Papadakis

Marketing

Office administration

Audrey Lajeunesse,
Credit department supervisor

Bernadine Paul, Client credits

Fatemzara Choukairi, Accounts receivable

Suzanne Hamon, Accounts payable

Johanne Manseau, Customer service

©Gaétan Bono Fruits et légumes, 2020.