People: Maple Leaf foods adds to board of directors

19-04-2011 | |

Maple Leaf Foods has announced that James P. Olson has been nominated to join the board as an independent director and will stand for election at the company’s Annual General Meeting on April 28, 2011.

He was identified through an independent global search firm retained by the board, and brings a strong mix of skills and experience.

“We are very pleased to nominate James Olson to the board,” said James Hankinson, Chair of the Company’s Governance Committee. He brings to the board global experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. His nomination reflects our commitment to board renewal, strengthened by independent directors who bring diverse skills and a deep commitment to good governance.”

Olson has over 35 years experience in the food and beverage industry in North American and international markets. His accomplishments include evaluating and integrating acquisitions, supply chain optimisation, business reorganisation, manufacturing plant start-ups and labour relations. From 2002 to 2006 he was Senior Vice President of Operations for PepsiCo International responsible for their operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Source: Maple Leaf Foods