The Brampton Board of Trade is delighted to announce that Michael Burrows, CEO at Maple Lodge Farms, has been named 2023 Brampton Business Person of the Year.
The Business Person of the Year is awarded to an individual that has demonstrated business excellence and community leadership, contributing to Brampton in both professional and personal endeavors.
Michael Burrows is CEO of Maple Lodge Farms, a family-owned business founded in 1955 and today, the largest chicken processor in Canada. Maple Lodge Farms is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2010. Under Mr. Burrows leadership, Maple Lodge Farms was instrumental in bringing work place vaccinations to its employees and other large employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Burrows efforts aided in the reduction of the virus spread and helped keep food in store shelves across Canada.
Michael is Chair of Food & Beverage Ontario, past Co-Chair of Food & Beverage Canada, past Chair of Association of Ontario Chicken Processors, and on the Board of Directors for Canadian Poultry & Egg Processors Council and Napoleon Home Comfort.
Prior to joining Maple Lodge Farms in 2008, Michael was the CEO of E.D. Smith and Sons and COO of Janes Family Foods. Previously he held senior management positions at Mattel Fisher Price, Nabisco Brands, and Procter & Gamble where he began his career.
Michael earned an MBA from Queens University in 1980. Michael married Mary Lou in 1984 and they have two daughters who graduated from Queens University and work in business today.
Mr. Burrows will be presented with the 2023 Business Person of The Year award at the Brampton Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards Gala on May 4, 2023.