McCain Foods Appoints José Boisjoli to Board of Directors
José Boisjoli, president and chief executive officer of BRP Inc., has joined the board of directors of McCain Foods Limited (MFL). He brings to the Florenceville, N.B., Canada-headquartered frozen food company more than a decade of experience as the leader of a successful multi-billion dollar Canadian business with international operations.
“His strategic vision and business experience have grown BRP into a global Canadian success story,” said Andrew McCain, chairman of the MFL’s parent company, McCain Foods Group Inc. “He will be a valued voice on our board as we continue to strengthen the market leading position of McCain Foods Limited around the world.”
Boisjoli, who holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Université de Sherbrooke, has been president and ceo of BRP since December of 2003, when it became a standalone operation. He joined BRP in 1989 after eight years in the pharmaceutical and road safety equipment industries. In October of 1998 Boisjoli was named president of the Snowmobile and Watercraft division, the largest unit of Bombardier Recreational Products. Three years later he assumed the added responsibility of managing the ATV division.
“Mr. Boisjoli’s expertise in manufacturing, global markets and expanding Canadian businesses on the global stage will be put to great use by McCain Foods Limited,” said Chairman McCain. “He will be a valued voice on our board as we continue to strengthen the market-leading position of McCain Foods Limited around the world.”
Privately-owned McCain Foods Limited ranks among the world’s largest manufacturers of value-added frozen potato products and is a major producer of a wide variety of other frozen food items ranging from vegetables and pizza pocket snacks to ready meals, cakes and pies. The company employs more than 20,000 people and operates 53 production facilities on six continents. Its product line is distributed to restaurants and retail stores in over 160 countries around the world.