Maple Leaf Foods Inc., a North American producer of high-quality, sustainable protein, announced that Adam Grogan will assume the role of president of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenleaf Foods, SPC ("Greenleaf"), effective January 31, 2022.
Grogan has been a key contributor within the Maple Leaf Foods organization for over twenty years, holding a number of critical positions, including being the company's senior vice president of marketing, innovation, research and development before transitioning to chief operating officer of Greenleaf in August 2019. He has a strong track-record of delivering results, having helped to shape one of the largest transformation agendas in Canadian food history during his tenure with Maple Leaf Foods.
The appointment is the next step in a long-term leadership succession plan for the Greenleaf business, as current Greenleaf president Dan Curtin, will retire at the end of January 2022 after more than four decades of experience in the food industry. Curtin was a key player in the acquisition of the Field Roast™ business, which was brought together with the Lightlife® business to form Greenleaf, as well the recent construction of the new tempeh facility in Indianapolis. He has also been a driving force behind the innovation, customer development and expanded distribution that has fueled Greenleaf's growth over the last several years.
Following his retirement, Curtin will stay on as a strategic advisor to ensure a seamless transition for all stakeholders, while continuing to share his insights and expertise as the company moves ahead with the next phase of its plant protein strategy.