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New COO named for Lantic sugar company


May 22, 2020, Montreal, Que. – Rogers Sugar Inc. has appointed Mike Walton, currently vice president, sales and marketing, to the position of chief operating officer of Lantic Inc and president of The Maple Treat Corporation.

The newly created role, reporting to the president and CEO of Lantic, will reinforce the company’s succession plans, help improve the efficiency of decision making, and address important strategic decisions.

“Mike’s experience at Lantic makes him the perfect fit for this important and strategic role for the future of our business,” said Lantic CEO John Holliday. “Mike’s excellent leadership skills will certainly be instrumental in helping the highly skilled Maple and Sugar teams in our journey of becoming the leading North American natural sweetener supplier.”

Rogers Sugar also announces that after 12 years with the corporation and seven years as vice-president, finance, CFO and secretary, Manon Lacroix has decided to move on to the next chapter of her career. She will be staying on board until Aug. 15 to ensure a smooth transition during which a search to find her replacement will be taking place.

Lantic, based in Montreal, operates cane sugar refineries in Montreal, and Vancouver, as well as the only Canadian sugar beet processing facility in Taber, Alta.


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