Edward Makin, president and CEO of Rogers Sugar and Lantic Sugar in Canada, has been honored as “Sugar Man of the Year 2014.” Makin, an important figure in the North American sugar industry for more than 40 years, received the award on March 31 at a Sugar Club dinner in New York City.
Born in Liverpool, England, Makin emigrated to Canada in 1965, later earning a Bachelor of Commerce honors degree in business administration from Concordia University, Montreal. His sugar industry career began in 1972 when he joined Redpath Sugars in Montreal. After positions in sales, distribution and human resources, he was promoted to president of Redpath Sugars in 1989.
Makin joined Domino Sugar in 1992, serving as president and CEO until 1998. At that time, he joined C. Czarnikow Sugar as senior vice president and director. Makin became president and CEO of Rogers Sugar and Lantic Sugar in 2005.
In addition to his company duties, Makin has served as chairman of the Canadian Sugar Institute, the U.S. Cane Sugar Refiners Association and The Sugar Association, Inc. He also has been a president of the Sugar Club.
Makin is the 57th recipient of the Dyer Memorial Award. The award is sponsored by the Sugar Club, an international sugar forum.
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