Curtis Frank Appointed President & CEO of Maple Leaf Foods

Curtis Frank, President & CEO of Maple Leaf Foods

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has appointed Curtis Frank as its new president and CEO. Frank, who was built a career at Maple Leaf Foods over more than two decades, takes on the role as Michael McCain steps down as CEO after 25 years leading the company. This transition represents the final step in a detailed succession plan announced last year, which will also see Frank appointed to the Board of Directors while McCain was appointed as Executive Chair of the Board of Directors.

“I’m 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’ve 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. Drawing on this legacy, I’m 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. I know that his extensive tenure at the helm of Maple Leaf Foods will be astonishing in its achievements.”

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