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Dennis Organ Named President of Maple Leaf Pork

March 1, 2023
The Ex-Smithfield CEO is part of executive changes at Canadian meat company.

Dennis Organ, recently CEO of Smithfield Foods, has been named president of Maple Leaf Foods’ Pork Complex, essentially heading all of Maple Leaf’s pork business.

Organ has more than 27 years in the food industry, including 11 years with pork processor Smithfield Foods, where he held a variety of management titles. He was named CEO in November 2020 but resigned in July 2021.

The announcement of Organ's hiring noted it was connected to recent changes to Maple Leaf’s senior leadership. CEO Michael McCain, a member of the family that owns a majority of Maple Leaf, is due to transition to executive director of the company’s board this spring. The new CEO will be Curtis Frank, currently president and chief operating officer, a 21-year Maple Leaf veteran.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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