One tenured executive is making space for the next generation of leadership. Adam Grogan will be taking over the role of President for Greenleaf Foods, a subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods. The new leader succeeds Dan Curtin, who will be retiring at the end of the month.
Grogan has held a number of critical positions during his influential time with Maple Leaf, 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. A press release explained that 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.
Curtin also played a critical role in the company, closing out his career with more than four decades of industry experience.
He 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 company’s new tempeh facility in Indianapolis. He was also a driving force behind the innovation, customer development, and expanded distribution that fueled Greenleaf's growth over the last several years.
This appointment marks a milestone in the provider’s long-term leadership succession plan for the Greenleaf business.
"Leadership transitions are incredibly important and, done well, they take time. Over the last two years, Dan and Adam have been a powerful combination, working together, learning from each other, building a strong team at Greenleaf, and creating excitement around our leading Lightlife and Field Roast brands," said Michael H. McCain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf. "Dan is a strong leader who has been instrumental in building our Greenleaf business, and we are deeply grateful for his contributions. As Dan hands the reigns to Adam, we are confident that Adam's experience, passion for excellence, and commitment to delivering winning results, make him extremely well-suited to lead Greenleaf into the future."
Curtin will stay on as a strategic advisor to ensure a seamless transition for all stakeholders while continuing to share insights and expertise.
Congratulations to these two leaders on the next steps in their journeys!