Chris Hamilton

Chris is the President of Mars Canada.   He is passionate about the sustainability and growth of our well-known brands and local manufacturing.

Prior to joining Mars over 11 years ago, he held various Marketing, Sales and Customer Marketing and Category roles at Kraft, Pepsico and P&G.  Before joining the corporate world, he spent 7 years as a small business entrepreneur building, buying, and selling businesses in the Service Industry.

In his last role at Mars Inc., he led the Private Label and Value Brands business as GM Exclusive Brands in Franklin, TN.   In 2014,  he returned home to Canada to assume his current role while maintaining a position within the North American Petcare Leadership Team.  He also sits on the; PEDIGREE™ Foundation Board, is the Chairman of the Pet Food Institute and is on the FCPC Board of Directors.

Mars’ Canadian operations are part of Mars, Incorporated, which is one of the world’s largest family-owned companies.

In Canada, Mars was established in  late 1940s and is known for some of the Canada’s best-loved brands, including MALTESERS®, M&M’S®, PEDIGREE®, SNICKERS®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXCEL® and UNCLE BEN’S®. Mars in Canada comprises four business segments: Food, Chocolate, Wrigley and Petcare. More than 1,300 associates across the country are united by the company’s Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom and strive every day to create relationships with stakeholders that deliver growth we are proud of as a company.   Mars Canada is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.