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President & CEO - Atlantic Poultry Inc. (Filled)

Proudly building Atlantic Canada’s poultry and egg industry of the future.

Atlantic Poultry Incorporated (API)is a significant supplier of high-quality feed, chicks and poults to the Atlantic Canada poultry industry as well as fresh table eggs to retail and food service customers. Formed in 2012, API is a private company and is proudly owned and operated by Atlantic Canadian farmers. An integrated agricultural producer, marketer and distributor, API has operations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Headquartered in Port Williams, Nova Scotia, which is an hour from Halifax and an international airport, API employs approximately 170 people directly through its hatcheries, barns, grading station and feed division. API also owns and operates Country Ribbon Inc., with approximately 350 employees who take great pride in providing customers with nutritious and delicious fresh and frozen chicken products produced from its farm, feed mill, and processing facilities, located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The company is a strong and influential force in growing the poultry and egg industry in Atlantic Canada and nationally, bringing together people, processes and technology to create a sustainable industry, delivering consistent returns to shareholders and reinvesting in the business for the future.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO sets the overall strategic direction and operational performance of the company and defines the company’s vision and values with support from the Board, management and staff. They inspire and encourage a culture of collaboration and partnership in all key relationships across the company and with stakeholders in the industry and professional community. Building on a sound foundation, the President and CEO ensures the overall financial health and long-term sustainability of the company and identifies and manages risks. They are trusted by all stakeholders and have a reputation for being honest, open and are committed to attracting, retaining and developing people and teams to shape the industry of the future. The CEO sees the opportunity to market high quality products to customers and build the reputation of the brand.

The President & CEO will possess a degree in life sciences, agriculture, marketing, or business, and have a minimum of 10 years experience in a senior role, ideally reporting to a Board of Directors. It is important to have a proven track record of business experience in operations, sales, finance, and team leadership. They must have strong relationship building skills and have experience working with multiple shareholders, industry stakeholders, and employees. Some knowledge and understanding of agriculture and supply management would be considered an asset. Being as comfortable in the barn, or production floor as in the boardroom would be an asset. They will be a collaborative team leader, a visionary and possess an entrepreneurial spirit. Having experience navigating potential political and business scenarios would also be considered an asset.

To learn more about the Atlantic Poultry Incorporated, please visit

For further information, please contact Kim West or Emily Wishart at 902-422-2099.

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