Maple Leaf Foods Board Director Jim Olson passed away on May 3, 2018.

Olson served the Maple Leaf Board of Directors with distinction since 2011, having served at various times on the board’s audit, safety and sustainability and human resources & compensation (HR&C) committees.  He chaired the safety and sustainability committee and was the former chair of the HR&C committee.

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“Mr. Olson was an expert in operations and supply chain in the food and beverage industry, and his contributions since becoming a director were greatly valued,” the company said in a statement. “The directors highly respected and appreciated the extensive experience that he brought to the boardroom table in those areas. He also was a great mentor to the company’s operations executives, offering counsel and advice freely.

“Jim Olson will be greatly missed by the directors, executives and all employees of Maple Leaf Foods who benefited from having worked with him.”