Maple Leaf Foods has appointed Curtis Frank as its new president and chief executive officer. Frank has been at Maple Leaf Foods for more than 20 years, most recently serving as president and chief operating officer. Michael McCain, who has stepped down as CEO after 25 years of leading the company, will continue as executive chair of the board of directors.
“I am incredibly proud and humbled to lead this great Canadian food company,” says Frank. “From my roots growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan to building my career here at Maple Leaf Foods, food and agriculture have always been at the center of my life. I have had the great fortune to work with and to be mentored by Michael. He is a passionate and visionary leader who has established Maple Leaf Foods as an iconic Canadian food company that is admired on the global stage.
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“Drawing on this legacy, I am energized and excited to lead us into our next chapter, as we build on our leading brands, leverage our world class assets, and advance our leadership in sustainability, while remaining grounded in our culture and leadership values.”
“Curtis is a remarkable leader. He stands out in every dimension of our Leadership Values and has a track record of success delivered through his extraordinary skill in connecting with people,” says McCain. “He has the unwavering commitment of my entire family, who will continue to be deeply connected to Maple Leaf Foods as owner/operator shareholders. Curtis and I have executed a meticulous transition, and he knows every inch of this company. He has earned this role and will carry forward our purpose with passion.”