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Bill Forster

Managing Director, Agriculture & Food

In 2004 Bill helped found Maine Pointe alongside Steve Bowen. A highly experienced senior operations executive and entrepreneur, he brings over 40 years of knowledge and leadership experience to the company. Maine Pointe clients Bill has worked with include Astec Industries, Smithfield Foods, Albermarle, Bunge, Nellson Nutraceutical, Grimmway Farms, Natural American Foods, Solutia, Cytec, Global Quality Ingredients, Key Surgical, Cargill, Bio Script, Rich Products, Suncor, PPG, PGW Glass, United Suppliers, Atkins, Potash Corp, Berg and Mosaic.

Prior to Maine Pointe, Bill worked for some of the food industry’s leading names including McDonald’s, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, Mott’s, Dr Pepper and Cadbury Schweppes, and was a field consultant and owner operator with Chick-fil-A. His expertise encompasses crop nutrients, food ingredients, grocery, casual dining and hospitality. Bill has built and acquired businesses on five continents. He was founder and CEO at RSA Wines, based in Stellenbosch, South Africa and at Entirety Management Services.

Bill has outstanding depth of knowledge across a range of industries including consumer packaged goods, oil & gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, printing, publishing and broadcast media. He served as VP of human resources for Fypon Ltd, a world leader in the manufacturing or urethane millwork and PVC trim and was COO of international consulting firm, IMPAC, executive VP of Byrne Fleming Consulting and COO of CCS, a holding company with over forty sub-business units including broadcasting, printing, publishing, manufacturing, public relations, graphic arts, telecommunications investments, franchising, and real estate operations.

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