Maple Leaf Foods has announced major changes to its senior leadership team. Current President and Chief Operating Officer Curtis Frank will become president and chief executive officer by spring of next year, while current CEO Michael McCain will be focusing on his role as executive chair.
“With the company’s state-of-the-art London Poultry, Bacon Centre of Excellence and Indianapolis Tempeh plants all now up and running, we are at a natural inflection point in our journey to realizing our full potential,” says Frank. “As Maple Leaf Foods’ next-generation leader, my commitment is to leverage our world-class network of assets and our talented team of passionate people to deliver transformational results and create shared value for all our stakeholders as we accelerate and elevate our bold ambition to become the most sustainable protein company on earth.”
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Other leadership changes include Casey Richards, current senior vice president of marketing, who is being promoted to the newly created role of president and growth officer. As such, he will assume accountability for Maple Leaf’s value-added prepared meats and poultry businesses under one combined organizational unit.
In addition, Adam Grogan, current president of Maple Leaf Foods’ subsidiary, Greenleaf Foods, SPC, is being appointed as president, alternative protein. While continuing to lead the Greenleaf business, Grogan will have the added responsibility for commercializing and broadening the company’s innovation and investment strategy in meat protein alternatives.
The company also is establishing a dedicated growth-focused center of excellence called Accelerate, which will help Maple Leaf unlock new opportunities for growth by bringing together its building expertise, data-driven insights and analytics, innovation and new technologies, and e-commerce and digital experience.