Effective January 2013 Craig Richardson became Chairman and CEO
of Canadian General-Tower Limited located in Cambridge,
Ontario. Canadian General-Tower Limited is the world leader
in synthetic coated rollstock for the automotive and industrial
markets. It employs roughly 500 employees throughout North
America, and another 120 at its production facility in China.
Prior to that, Craig had served as a leader for the past 20
years in Canada's food processing sector. The past fourteen
years he served as President of Grand River Foods, a $250 million
food processor employing more than 400 in the Kitchener-Waterloo
Region. Before joining Grand River Foods, he served as
President of Strathroy Foods, one of Canada's largest processors of
frozen vegetables for the international market.
In addition to joining Equitable Life of Canada's Board of
Directors in 2012, Craig has served on numerous industry and
community-based organizations throughout his career. He is a
co-founder and former President of the Alliance of Ontario Food
Processors and recently served as Chair of the Conestoga College
Board of Governors. He is also a former Board Chair of the
Association of Ontario Chicken Processors, the London Convention
Centre and the London Boys' and Girls' Club.
In the fall of 2012, Canada's first Institute of Food Processing
Technology was opened and named in Craig's honour. Located in
Cambridge, Ontario this nationally recognized institution is
dedicated solely to training and developing skilled employees for
the food processing industry, Canada's largest manufacturing
Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier
University and has completed the Canadian Agri-Food Executive
Development Program at the University of Guelph.