We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Kagan as Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, Sauces. Mike will lead Solina’s global sauce strategy and actively support business development efforts working closely with Solina Regional teams. Based in Toronto, Canada, Mike will be an important part of the company’s aggressive growth plans. Solina has established leading capabilities in Canada and the United States through a series of recent acquisitions.

Mike’s progressive leadership experience spans two decades. Most recently he was General Manager at Giraffe Foods, a Symrise Company, responsible for developing and implementing strategic partnerships, leading negotiations, and driving revenue growth.

“We warmly welcome Mike to the Soa team,” said Anthony Francheterre, CEO of Solina. “Giraffe Foods has been very successful developing value-added sauces with an effective customer-centric approach. Mike helped to lead this impressive growth journey, focusing on profitable customer segments with the right R&D and operations set up. We are confident that his talent and interpersonal skills will accelerate our ambition in liquid sauces globally and help us expand Solina’s North America footprint and network.”

“I have a passion for great food, and I am thrilled to be joining a global force like Solina,” said Mike Kagan. “Long term partnerships are made over food and if you can create flavour and value for your customers, the sky is the limit in our industry.”

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