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Brandon manager select to lead niche processing facility in Lethbridge



Dave Wood
accepts new
challenge to run
unique fresh
pork facility
dedicated to
Japanese market


BRANDON, MB
– Maple Leaf
Pork announced
today that
Brandon plant
manager Dave
Wood has been
selected to run
Maple Leaf
Pork’s
processing plant
in Lethbridge,
Alberta. The
Lethbridge plant
is a unique
niche facility
producing fresh

pork products
with custom
equipment
specifically for
the Japanese
market.


“It has been our
experience at
Maple Leaf that
facilities need
different
leadership
skills at
different times.
An integral part
of Maple Leaf’s
professional
development
strategy is to
provide
opportunities to
our managers to
move every few
years so they
experience
different
aspects of the
business and
continue to grow
professionally.
The operations
and employees
also benefit
from fresh ideas
and different
styles of
leadership,”
said Pat Jones,
President of
Maple Leaf Pork.
“Dave Wood has
been an
outstanding
ambassador for
Maple Leaf in
Brandon. We’re
delighted he
accepted this
challenge.
Lethbridge is an
excellent, very
unique facility
that will
benefit from
Dave’s
leadership.”


“It’s been a
great few years
in Brandon. I’d
like to thank
everyone for
making me and my
family welcome,”
said Dave Wood.
“I’m very proud
of what we
accomplished at
Maple Leaf Pork
in Brandon. It’s
been the
professional
challenge of a
lifetime. I’m
looking forward
to a new set of
challenges in
Lethbridge and
maybe a bit more
time with my
family.”


Gord Maxwell,
Plant Manager
for Maple Leaf
Pork’s
Burlington,
Ontario fresh
pork processing
facility has
been selected to
lead the Brandon
facility through
the next phase
of its
development. Mr.
Maxwell has been
in the industry
for 31 years and
has been
managing Maple
Leaf Pork’s
fresh pork
processing plant
in Burlington
since 1997.


“Dave is going
to be a tough
act to follow,”
said Gord
Maxwell. “This
is an exciting
opportunity and
I look forward
to sharing my
skills and
experience with
the great team
at Brandon’s
state-of-the-art
facility.”

For further
information:
Carolynn Penton,
Fleishman-Hillard,
(416) 214-0701