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 sector.

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.