Photo of Okanagan cherries. For BC Fruit Growers Association, Derek De Biasio and Crane prepared a feasibility study and business plan that led to the establishment of the Okanagan Plant Improvement Co. (subsequently re-branded as Summerland Varieties Corp.). This company commercializes and markets new tree fruit and berry cultivars on behalf of plant breeders to growers around the globe.
Undertaken more than 40 business planning, strategy, commercialization planning, marketing, and continuous improvement consulting assignments, mainly in the environment, high technology, agri-food, and forestry sectors.
Have undertaken business planning and continuous improvement assignments under the National Research Council's IRAP-Management Advisory Services program.