Maple Leaf Foods has announced that Adam Grogan will assume the role of president of its wholly owned plant-based protein subsidiary, Greenleaf Foods, effective January 31. Grogan has been with the Maple Leaf Foods organization for over 20 years, holding a number of critical positions, including senior vice president of marketing, innovation, research, and development before transitioning to chief operating officer of Greenleaf in August 2019.
His appointment is the next step in a long-term leadership succession plan for the Greenleaf business, as current Greenleaf president Dan Curtin, will retire at the end of January after more than four decades of experience in the food industry. Curtin was a key player in the acquisition of the Field Roast business, which was brought together with the Lightlife business to form Greenleaf, as well the recent construction of the new tempeh facility in Indianapolis.
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“Leadership transitions are incredibly important, and done well, they take time. Over the last two years, Dan and Adam have been a powerful combination, working together, learning from each other, building a strong team at Greenleaf, and creating excitement around our leading Lightlife and Field Roast brands,” says Maple Leaf Foods President and CEO Michael H. McCain. “Dan is a strong leader who has been instrumental in building our Greenleaf business, and we are deeply grateful for his contributions. As Dan hands the reigns to Adam, we are confident that Adam’s experience, passion for excellence, and commitment to delivering winning results make him extremely well suited to lead Greenleaf into the future.”