Howard Snape will replace Nick Vermont when he steps down.
McCain has announced GB and Ireland regional president Nick Vermont will be retiring from the business after 35 years.
Howard Snape will replace Mr Vermont at the UK’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato products.
It comes as the business prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, with the first plant outside of Canada built in Scarborough in 1968. Mr Vermont steps aside after securing a major upgrade of the site in Scarborough while will ‘secure its operations in GB for generations to come’.
Mr Snape has worked across McCain globally in over 25 markets, including the role of chief commercial officer.
Mr Vermont said: “I have had the privilege of working for McCain for over 35 years and have seen the brand grow from strength to strength over this time – maintaining its position as the number one frozen potato brand in the UK.
“I am very grateful for the guidance of Harrison and Wallace McCain and of course Mac McCarthy over the years and wish Howard all the best as he takes on the baton. I look forward to watching the business flourish for many years to come.”
Mr Vermont will retire from the business in September 2018.
Mr Snape said: “I am thrilled to take on this new role, especially at such an exciting time for the GB and Ireland business. With a passion for continuous improvement and growth, Nick has left a great legacy for me to build on.
“I would like to wish Nick the very best in his retirement and I look forward to leading and shaping the business as it enters its next 50 years”.