Longtime Mars executive joins Weston Foods as president

by Eric Schroeder
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 Weston Foods is undergoing several personnel changes during its management succession plan.

TORONTO — Luc Mongeau has been named president of Weston Foods, one of several changes announced at George Weston Ltd. Jan. 19 as part of the company’s management succession plan.

Galen G. Weston, Weston Foods
Galen G. Weston

Galen G. Weston, who was named chairman of George Weston in September 2016, succeeding his father W. Galen Weston, has been appointed chief executive officer. He succeeds Pavi Binning, who will become special adviser to the Weston family for its private company, Wittington Investments, Ltd. Mr. Binning, who also served as president of Weston Foods, will step down from the boards of directors of George Weston and Loblaw.

Pavi Binning, Weston Foods
Pavi Binning

“Pavi has played a pivotal role in shaping the company’s strategic direction, and he has provided strong support through the leadership succession process which we have just completed,” Mr. Weston said. “Our family looks forward to continuing to benefit from his valuable experience and insight with our other business interests.”

Luc Mongeau, Weston Foods
Luc Mongeau

Succeeding Mr. Binning as president of Weston Foods is Mr. Mongeau. A seasoned consumer goods executive with branding, product development and operations experience in the food, chocolate and pet care categories, Mr. Mongeau most recently has served as a board member and executive adviser to multiple companies. Prior to his role as an adviser, he spent 15 years with Mars, including his last four years as president of Mars Petcare North America. Earlier, he held several roles with Mars Canada Inc., including president, vice-president of supply chain, sales director, marketing director and brand manager.

“Luc is a high-caliber executive with global experience who will focus on building the Weston Foods business,” Mr. Weston said. “I very much look forward to working with him.”

Sarah Davis, Weston Foods, Loblaw
Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis has been named president of Loblaw. Since 2014, Ms. Davis has been chief administrative officer, responsible for supply chain, I.T. (including SAP implementation), process and efficiencies, real estate, goods not for resale and strategy. Prior to that, she was chief financial officer of Loblaw.

The rest of the broader management teams at George Weston and Loblaw remain unchanged, including: Darryl Rowe, president of Weston Bakeries; Roy Benin, president of ACE Bakery; Kevin McDonough, president, Frozen; Peter McLaughlin, president, Biscuit; Edward J. Holik, president of operations, Weston Foods; Mark Butler, chief administrative officer, Weston Foods; and Jason Toledano, chief financial officer, Weston Foods.  
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