Our Story


FAMILY – Our culture is based on loyalty, support and care.

ETHICAL – We are honest and work with integrity.

COMMUNITY – We endeavour to actively support our communities locally and abroad.

RESPECT – We honour the rights and beliefs of all. We treat people as we would like to be treated.

RESPONSIBILITY – We are accountable for our performance in all our decisions and actions.

COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE – We strive to be the best.


International Pacific Sales, founded in 1969 by Mike and Shirley Driscoll, was the first broker to specialize in the food service industry. Within a few years, we became the first broker to offer coverage for all of Western Canada. In 2003, IPS expanded its coverage to include the grocery retail sector.

In 2004, IPS became a second-generation family enterprise when Laura Driscoll became President and CEO. Laura's passion for IPS is ingrained in her approach to the business, continuing the success and legacy of the company's founders. Her commitment and natural leadership are reflected in the continued growth of the company. This has allowed IPS to evolve, adapt, and thrive to meet changing times and demands.

On October 1, 2023, IPS transitioned to a new generation of ownership. The company's senior leadership team, including Daren Forster, Rhonda Thiessen, John Rebagliati, Lalindra Anthony, and Christine Pettersen have taken the reins. Together, they have decades of food brokerage experience and have been the senior leadership team at IPS for the past 15 years. This outstanding team is continuing to drive IPS forward while maintaining the company's founding core values.

IPS offers integrity, strength, tenacity, stability, results, and proven leadership.