New city manager announced for Penticton

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PENTICTON - The city has finally found a permanent replacement to fill the role of city manager after the former chief administrative officer left in February.

Eric Sorensen, former president and CEO of Sun-Rype Products and more recently an entrepreneur and consultant, was named the new city CAO today, July 14.

Sorensen retired after working for Sun-Rype Products, Warner Lambert, Nabob Coffee and Kraft Food group but has kept busy as a consultant since.

"I realized I wasn't ready to retire and felt an opportunity to culminate all my corporate world know-how and experiences, to help a community I'm very fond of, and it would create a challenge I wanted to tackle,” Sorensen says in a release.

He will start in his new role Monday, July 20. He replaces Annette Antoniak, who left the city in February. Chuck Loewen filled in as interim CAO but left last month as well.

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