Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit May 30-31, 2012 The Hilton Toronto Hotel Founding Producer GE Capital


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Don Robinson

President & CEO | CARA Operations Limited

Mr. Robinson became CARA’s President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2006 after initially joining CARA’s Board of Directors in 2000. His extensive 30 year career in general management and marketing began at Nabisco Brands which led to a 24 year career with Mars, Inc., one of the largest family-owned companies in the world and the owner of well-known confectionary, food product and pet food brands. Mr. Robinson’s tenure with Mars, Inc. included extensive service outside of Canada, including in Latin America, Asia Pacific, Australia and the U.S. Mr. Robinson is the past Chairman of the Board of the Confectionery Manufacturers Association of Canada and an Executive Director of The Food & Consumer Products of Canada, the largest industry association in Canada representing the food and consumer products industry. He is also an active member of various academic councils, including Ryerson University - Ted Rogers School of Management Advisory Council, University of Guelph School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Policy Advisory Board and the Queen’s University School of Business Advisory Board. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph.

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