Two to new posts at SunOpta

by Eric Schroeder
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TORONTO — Robert McKeracher has been named vice-president and chief financial officer of SunOpta Inc. In this role, Mr. McKeracher will report to Steve Bromley, president and chief executive officer of SunOpta Inc., and be responsible for the company’s financial affairs and reporting activities, including operational and external financial reporting and control, banking, treasury and tax, and have a key role in investor relations and strategic corporate development.

Mr. McKeracher joined SunOpta in 2007 and has been vice-president of financial reporting since 2008. Prior to joining SunOpta, he was manager of business planning and treasury for Magna Entertainment Corp. Earlier, he spent four years in public accounting in the assurance and business advisory practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.

He is a chartered accountant and has a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

Additionally, John Ruelle has been named vice-president and chief administrative officer. In this role, Mr. Ruelle will report to Mr. Bromley and be responsible for human resources and organizational development, information technology, shared administrative services, insurance and operational legal management.

Mr. Ruelle joined SunOpta in 2007 and has been c.f.o. and vice-president of finance and administration in the SunOpta Grains and Foods Group, the largest operating group within SunOpta. Prior to joining SunOpta, he was c.f.o., executive vice-president of finance and administration and corporate secretary for Restaurant Technologies Inc. of Minneapolis.

Mr. Ruelle has a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting and finance from St. John University.

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