McCain Foods Limited appoints new President of Canadian division

22 August 2018

McCain Foods announces the appointment of Danielle Barran to country president, McCain Foods (Canada), a division of McCain Foods Limited. Ms Barran assumed full responsibility for the Canadian commercial business, effective August 20, 2018.

Reporting to Jeff DeLapp, President, North America, Ms Barran will lead McCain Foods Canada’s next stage of strategic development.

"We are pleased to welcome Danielle to McCain. She will be a tremendous asset to both our Canadian business and our North American senior leadership team," said Jeff DeLapp. "Under Danielle’s leadership, the Canadian team will continue to foster strong customer relationships and drive innovation, further enabling the leadership position of the company and our commitment to bringing joy to families across Canada."

Ms Barran joins McCain with more than 20 years leadership experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry, including a record of accomplishment for delivering exceptional results that focuses on sustainable top and bottom line growth driving market segment share, sales and profitability. She joins McCain Foods Canada from The J.M. Smucker Company, where she was most recently the vice president of commercial strategy (pet division).

An active member of Women Corporate Directors and an ambassador for the Network of Executive Women, Ms Barran holds an MBA and HBA from the Ivey Business School.


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About McCain Foods

McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry, employing more than 20,000 people and operating 53 production facilities on six continents. Privately-owned and headquartered in Canada, under the leadership of President and CEO Max Koeune, McCain generates annual global sales of approximately CDN$9 billion. In Canada, the company has eight production facilities, approximately 2,600 employees and in addition to its famous French fries and potato specialties, makes frozen desserts, snacks, appetizers and authentic Chinese entrées.