CANADA, Mississauga. Sustainable protein production company Maple Leaf Foods announced Adam Grogan as the new president of their plant-based branch Greenleaf Foods, SPC. Grogan will replace current president Dan Curtin after his retirement at the end of January.
Curtin, a veteran in the plant-based meat industry with more than four decades of experience in the food industry, had been a driving force behind the company’s expansion into the plant-protein sector. As a key player in the acquisition of the brands Lightlife and Field Roast, which form part of Maple Leaf Foods Inc.’s subsidiary Greenleaf Foods SPC, Curtin had been instrumental in building the plant-based branch.
After a planned leadership transition period of over two years, Curtin hands over the reins to Grogan to lead the next phase of the Canadian company’s plant protein strategy. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. President and CEO, Michael H. McCain, emphasizes the importance of this long-term leadership succession plan and is confident in Grogan’s “experience, passion for excellence and commitment to delivering winning results.”
Before transitioning, Grogan had been a key contributor within Maple Leaf Foods Inc. for over twenty years, including his last position as COO of Greenleaf. To ensure a seamless transition, Curtin will stay on as a strategic advisor after his retirement.
Source: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.