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Brent Cator

As President and Owner of Cardinal Meat Specialists, Brent Cator leads a dedicated team
focused on being Canada’s leading burger and sealed environment cooked protein
manufacturer. Operating two plants with one in Mississauga, ON and the other in Brampton,
ON, Cardinal supplies top restaurateurs and major retailers with a range of meat and plant
based products, with an emphasis on quality, consistency, and food safety. Cardinal Meats has
been in business for over 80 years.
Brent is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, where he earned his B.A. in
Administrative and Commercial Studies and furthered his education at the Wharton School of
Business and the Richard Ivey School (Leading Entrepreneurial Program).
Brent is a past-President of the North American Meat Processors (now North American Meat
Institute) and has actively been involved in the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise
(CAFÉ) for many years.
Giving back is a central part of he and his families beliefs. Brent has dedicated his time to
helping raise awareness and raise funds to send disabled kids to We Care Camps and supports
Trillium Health Partners through his foundation. Many organizations benefit through product and
event support ranging from CAMH, Camp Oochigeas to local police, Jumpstart and many more.