President, Maple Leaf Agri-Farms Inc. and Rothsay
Kevin Golding is President of Rothsay and Maple Leaf Agri-Farms, two business units of Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
He was appointed President of Rothsay in 2000 and assumed the additional responsibility of President of Maple Leaf Agri-Farms in November 2005. Rothsay is Canada’s leading independent animal by-products recycling operation. The Company continues to develop new outlets for its products and under Mr. Golding’s guidance, is pursuing innovation in an environmentally-friendly way. Rothsay produces biodiesel at their Quebec facility and continues to look for new markets through innovation based on changing market demands.
Mr. Golding’s career with Maple Leaf Foods spans more than 30 years, in a wide variety of functions, including 17 years with Maple Leaf Poultry across Canada. In 1980 he joined the company as a Management Trainee. He spent several years in the packinghouse (now known as Maple Leaf Consumer Foods) prior to moving to the poultry division in Walkerton where he worked in human resources and industrial relations. In 1986, Mr. Golding became plant manager of the Company’s Brantford operation.
Mr. Golding moved out west in 1989, initially to Saskatchewan and later to Edmonton where he assumed responsibility for both the Alberta and Saskatchewan poultry businesses. His time in Western Canada also included leadership of the Alberta Shur-Gain business prior to it being sold in 1994. He returned to Ontario in 1996 to take up the position of Vice President of Operations, Maple Leaf Poultry and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations and Business Development in 1999.
Mr. Golding graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton in 1980 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Guelph. He is past Chairman of the National Renderers Association, a former director of Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council and an alternate director of Chicken Farmers of Canada.