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Lactalis Canada Announces Appointment of Tom Szostok as Senior Vice President of Sales

October 10, 2023

October 10, 2023 – Toronto, ON – Lactalis Canada, the Canadian dairy leader behind iconic brands like Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, Balderson, Astro and Lactantia and a subsidiary of France-based Lactalis Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Szostok to the position of Senior Vice President, Sales, effective October 10, 2023.

Tom will lead Lactalis Canada’s Commercial Sales function with complete oversight of both the Customer Accounts and Customer Strategy & Development (Revenue Growth Management, Ecommerce & Shopper Marketing, Sales Operations and Business Development) teams.

“At Lactalis Canada, we are committed to being the easiest dairy company to do business with and that starts with our valued customers,” said Mark Taylor, President and CEO, Lactalis Canada. “We welcome Tom’s seasoned leadership and impressive track record as we build stronger business relationships and strategic alignment with our retail customers to create focused, win-win outcomes that deliver on our respective long-term objectives.”

“I’m excited to be joining Lactalis Canada, a company that has not only achieved remarkable growth, but is now one of the largest branded CPG manufacturers in Canada,” said Tom Szostok, Senior Vice President, Sales, Lactalis Canada. “I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success by further enhancing Lactalis Canada’s sales strategies and ensuring that our customers and Canadian consumers remain at the forefront of every decision we make.”

With over 25 years of CPG experience, Tom was most recently at Sabra Dipping Company as EVP of Sales, North America. Prior to this, Tom held multiple senior sales management roles with Campbell Company of Canada, McCain Foods Canada and General Mills Canada. Tom has served in an advisory capacity on various industry committees including FMI – The Food Industry Association, Food & Consumer Products of Canada and Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers.

Reporting directly to Tom will be Lactalis Canada’s Todd Johnston, Vice President, Customer Sales and Alexander Benedet, Vice President, Customer Strategy & Development.

About Lactalis Canada
With 140 years of brand heritage, Lactalis Canada is committed to enriching and nurturing the lives of Canadians by producing nutritious and great tasting dairy products. Named on Forbes 2022 list of Canada’s Best Employers, Lactalis Canada directly employs more than 4,200 Canadians, supports hundreds of farming families and contributes to the livelihoods of thousands of Canadians who provide essential services to Lactalis Canada’s more than 30 operating sites including 20 manufacturing facilities. The company’s iconic brands include Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, P’tit Québec, Balderson, Cheestrings Ficello, aMOOza!, Astro, Khaas, siggi’s, IÖGO, IÖGO nanö, Olympic, Lactantia, Beatrice, Marie Morin Canada, Galbani and Président. Lactalis Canada is part of Lactalis Group, the world’s leading dairy company, headquartered in Laval, France. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Roopa Shah
Director, Corporate Communications, Lactalis Canada; c: (437) 215-6317