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President & CEO of Canadian Pork Processor HyLife Announces Retirement

Jan. 12, 2024
Current chief strategic officer Karan Sangfai will take the reins of the company from Grant Lazaruk, who led the company for more than a decade.

Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada-based pork processor Hylife has announced that president and CEO Grant Lazaruk will retire Feb. 29, 2024. Lazaruk joined the company in 1997 and became CEO in 2010, leading the company through both prosperous and challenging times.

Lazaruk said in the company’s release that he felt the timing was right, and he planned to focus on community-minded initiatives in Manitoba, giving back where he can to support his neighbors, while spending more time with his family and grandchildren.

HyLife also announced that Karan Sangfai, the company’s current chief strategic officer, would officially take over the president and CEO title on March 1. Sangfai joined HyLife in 2022, and the company expects his leadership to help HyLife reach new heights in the future.

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.