High Liner Foods announces new CEO

Rod Hepponstall steps into the chief executive officer role May 1


High Liner Foods has appointed Rod Hepponstall as its president and chief executive officer, effective May 1.

Hepponstall replaces Henry Demone, who held the position from 1992 to 2015 and made a return to the Nova Scotia-based seafood company last August. Demone will continue as chairman of the company’s board.

Hepponstall has held positions with foodservice companies in Canada and the U.S., including ConAgra Foods and Maple Leaf Foods. He most recently served as senior vice-president, general manager retail and foodservice business units at Lamb-Weston.

"We are confident that with Rod's proven leadership skills and extensive experience with the food industry in North America, he is well positioned to successfully lead High Liner Foods," said Demonein a press release announcing Hepponstall's appointment.

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