Michael H. McCain
President and Chief Executive Officer, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
Michael McCain is President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. He and his team have led the transformation of Maple Leaf Foods into Canada’s leading food processor and exporter, with approximately 19,500 employees, sales of $4.9 billion in 2011 and flagship brands including Maple Leaf, Schneiders and Dempster’s. Mr. McCain joined Maple Leaf Foods as President and Chief Operating Officer in April 1995 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January 1999.
Prior to joining Maple Leaf Foods, Mr. McCain spent 16 years with McCain Foods Limited in Canada and the United States and was, at the time of leaving in March 1995, President and Chief Executive Officer of McCain Foods USA Inc. He began his career with McCain Foods after graduating from university and held progressive positions in sales, sales management, marketing management and information systems management. In 1986, he assumed the role of President of McCain Citrus Inc., and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of McCain Foods USA Inc. in 1990.
Mr. McCain is a director of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., McCain Capital Inc. and Chairman of Canada Bread Company, Limited. He is a member of the board of the Royal Bank of Canada, the American Meat Institute, the Richard Ivey School of Business Advisory Board, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (CAMH), MaRS Discovery District, and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. Mr. McCain is also Co-Chairing the current CAMH Capital Campaign. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of The Hospital for Sick Children and a past director of the American Frozen Food Institute and Bombardier Inc.
Born in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Michael McCain was educated at Mount Allison University and received an Honours Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario. He has five children and is a resident of Toronto, Ontario.