Dan Curtin, President of Lightlife Foods, Inc. and Field Roast Grain Meat Co., has been in the food
business for over three decades.
Starting his career in New York food brokerage business before joining
McCain Foods juice division, Curtin was responsible for building an array of private label and brands
throughout his nearly ten-year tenure. It was here that his love for the industry was solidified, with
Curtin moving on to hold senior sales and management roles with Papa Charlie’s, Maple Leaf Foods, and
Boca Burger, where he served as partner and helped grow the business to double-digit millions before
selling to Kraft Foods.
Curtin returned to Maple Leaf Foods in 2008, taking on the role of Senior Vice President of Sales at
Maple Leaf Frozen Bakery, where he was promoted to President in 2012. Just two years later, Curtin
played an integral role in the sale of the company to Grupo Bimbo, the largest bakery company in the
world. Here, Curtin continued to serve as President under the company’s new name, Wholesome
Harvest Baking, until summer of 2017.
In July 2017, Curtin’s expertise was brought back to Maple Leaf Foods following the company’s
acquisition of Lightlife Foods, Inc. Today, Curtin leads the company’s alternative protein sector as
President of both Lightlife Foods, Inc and Field Roast Grain Meat Co. In this role, Curtin brings his 30+
years of experience and skill in brand development and management, food sales and business
development to accelerate brand growth in the alternative protein space.