McCain Foods announces appointment of Jeff DeLapp as President, North America, effective June 2; DeLapp to replace Frank van Schaayk, who is retiring next October

TORONTO , May 6, 2014 (press release) – McCain Foods Limited announced today the appointment of Jeff DeLapp as President, North America, effective June 2, 2014. DeLapp takes over the role from Frank van Schaayk, who is retiring next October, and will be based in Lisle, Illinois.

DeLapp brings to McCain more than 25 years of leadership experience in the food industry and has a track record of aligning sales and operations for profitable growth. DeLapp was President of Lamb Weston from 2002 to 2010. Prior to joining Lamb Weston, he was President and Chief Operating Officer at The Bruss Company (acquired by Tyson Foods).

"Jeff's passion, expertise in and dedication to the potato industry will be of great value to McCain," said President and CEO Dirk Van de Put. "He will be a tremendous asset to both our business and our Senior Leadership Team."

DeLapp holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Oregon and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

About McCain Foods Limited

McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry, employing more than 20,000 people and operating 50 production facilities on six continents. A privately-owned company headquartered in Florenceville-Bristol, NB and Toronto, McCain generates annual sales of about CDN$7 billion. McCain is the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products, and also produces other products including pizza, appetizers, desserts and vegetables. 

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