Created on 4/30/2020 3:13:39 PM
Mississauga, Ontario (Thursday, April 30, 2020) — We are pleased to announce that Ian Roberts, Vice President & General Manager of Conagra Brands Canada, has moved from his role as Treasurer on the Executive Committee into the role of FCPC Board Chair, effective April 1. With nearly three decades of diverse experience from Nielsen, Kellogg’s, and several executive leadership positions within Conagra Brands, Ian has played key roles in developing the strategic plan for the Canadian market with focus on building great brands, strong margins and consistent results. Under Ian’s leadership, his team has overseen several successful acquisition efforts. We look forward to utilizing Ian’s extensive industry leadership and experience to support the needs of FCPC members and the Canadian food and consumer goods industry in his capacity as Chair.
Ian’s appointment follows the departure of former Board Chair Beena Goldenberg (CEO of Hain Celestial) to take on a new leadership position as President and CEO of Supreme Cannabis. Beena had been an active member of FCPC for many years, including participation on the Board for more than a decade. Her perspective and counsel on many of the critical issues affecting our industry has helped FCPC to both grow and develop into the organization it is today. We wish Beena all the very best as she embarks on this new and exciting chapter in her career.
We are also pleased to share that Mike Pilato, President of Jamieson Wellness Canada, has agreed to join the Executive Committee of the Board as Treasurer. Mike is an energetic leader with deep knowledge of the Canadian retail environment and a demonstrated ability to grow consumer brands in Canada, and we are excited to have his voice at the Executive Committee level.
We look forward to working with the new Executive Committee of the Board in the months ahead, particularly as our industry continues to navigate through this unprecedented time.
Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) is the voice of the Canadian food, beverage and consumer products industry. We represent more than 100 food, beverage, and consumer product manufacturers of all sizes.
Food and consumer product manufacturing is the largest employer in the manufacturing sector in Canada, directly employing more than 300,000 workers in over 6,500 establishments from coast to coast. The industry contributes nearly $50 billion annually to Canada’s economy and provides safe, high-quality products found in virtually every single home in Canada.