CANADA, Mississauga. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. announced the appointment of Tom Hayes to the Company's Board of Directors.
Hayes is currently President and CEO of Ocean Spray, the world's leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries, and oversees a global organization of more than 700 grower owners and 2,000 employees. Prior to joining Ocean Spray, Hayes was president and CEO of Tyson Foods and held significant leadership roles at Sara Lee, US Foods, ConAgra and Kraft.
With the appointment of Hayes to the Company's Board, the size of the Board has been increased to ten directors, eight of whom are independent.
"As Maple Leaf Foods continues its journey to becoming the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are extremely proud to have Tom join us as our newest Director," added Michael McCain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf Foods. "Tom's vision and passion for sustainability, together with his exemplary track record of leadership and building value, make him a perfect fit for our Board."