Maple Leaf Foods Appoints New President and CEO

May 12, 2023
Curtis Frank takes the reins of the Canadian processor, as Michael McCain ends his 25-year run in the leadership spot.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has appointed Curtis Frank to be its new president and chief executive officer. Frank takes over for Michael McCain, who will step down after 25 years leading the Canadian food processing company. McCain will continue on as executive chair of the board of directors.

Frank has spent more than two decades at Maple Leaf Foods, most recently serving as chief operating officer of the company for nearly five years, and senior vice president of retail sales just prior to that. According to his company bio, Frank has experience in all aspects of the food and agribusiness, having been raised on a mixed family farm in Saskatchewan and working in a variety of departments at Maple Leaf Foods.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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