McCain Names New Canadian President

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - McCain Foods Limited announced today the appointment of Shai Altman as President, Canada, effective October 20, 2014.

Altman will assume full responsibility for the Canadian business.

He brings to McCain more than 15 years of leadership experience in both mature and developing markets with expertise in the development and direction of growth strategies.

Altman joins McCain from Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, where he has held increasingly senior cross functional roles since 1997. He started his career in sales, moved through key account management and customer marketing, and then went on to lead the consumer marketing team. Since 2002 he has worked as General Manager of Wrigley in Israel and India, and has held the position of President, Wrigley Canada since 2009. 

"Shai's passion, expertise in and dedication to strategic growth will be of great value to McCain," said President and CEO Dirk Van de Put. "He will be a tremendous asset to both our Canadian business and our North American Senior Leadership Team."

About McCain Foods Limited

McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry, employing more than 20,000 people and operating 47 production facilities on six continents. A privately-owned company headquartered in Florenceville-Bristol, NB and Toronto, McCain generates annual sales of approximately CDN$7 billion. McCain is the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products, and also produces other products including pizza, appetizers, desserts and vegetables. 

 

SOURCE: MCCAIN FOODS (CANADA)

For further information: McCain Foods Media Contact : Calla Farn, Vice President, Government and Public Relations and Corporate Affairs, McCain Foods Limited, (506) 392-3277, calla.farn@mccain.ca,

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