MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - After 12 years as President & CEO
of Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited, Andrew MacGillivray has
announced his retirement, effective March 31, 2014. As noted by Gay Lea
Foods Chair Paul Vickers, "Andrew joined us as President & CEO in
January, 2002 and for more than a dozen years has inspired us to new
performance levels. We are very proud of what we have achieved as a
leader in the Canadian dairy industry and are confident in the
foundation that has been established. It has been Andrew's visionary
leadership that has enabled such success."
Andrew has chosen this time to announce his retirement as he plans to
pursue various personal projects. He has also agreed to provide
consulting services to the board and leadership team. Such a role will
allow Gay Lea Foods to leverage Andrew's strategic insights and build
on his industry knowledge and relationships.
Gay Lea Foods is very pleased to announce the appointment of Michael
Barrett as President & CEO, effective April 1, 2014. Michael joined Gay
Lea in July 1999 as VP of Human Resources and over the years has
increased his leadership responsibilities to include Member Services,
Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing and Operations. For the past six
years he has served as Chief Operations Officer. In the words of Paul
Vickers, "Michael has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, has
been instrumental in our success and we are excited about continuing to
build with his vision and guidance."
Gay Lea Foods is committed to continue to grow and achieve its long-term
vision. The Gay Lea leadership team has been at the foundation of the
co-operative's success and with the transition from Andrew to Michael,
remain optimistic and inspired.
About Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited
Gay Lea Foods, founded in 1958, is Ontario's largest dairy co-operative
with 1,200 members and 810 employees. Its sales in 2013 topped $560
million. It is a leader in the dairy industry and the co-operative
sector, with its head office in Mississauga and seven production
facilities across Ontario. Its brands, Gay Lea, Nordica, Salerno and
Ivanhoe Cheese, have a strong presence in the retail, foodservice and
industrial ingredients sectors.
SOURCE: Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited
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