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Griffin recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine

The Atlantic Business Magazine has named Elmsdale potato grower, packer and shipper, John Griffin its 2016 Innovator of the Year.

Griffin is president and general manager of W.P. Griffin Inc. The family-owned business, started by his father, Wilfred P. Griffin, nearly 70 years ago, has grown by light years in the past decade and a half.

Since 2001 the business has been in the hands of Wilfred’s sons, with John running the business end of the operation and Peter, the vice-president, in charge of on-farm operations. Both owners grew up around the farm operation and have been actively involved since their teens. John has been in charge of the financial side of the operation since graduating university with a business degree in 1988. The brothers have steadily added consumer-friendly, value-added features to their operation while attracting new customers.

The company was named the Erns & Young Atlantic Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012, and John Griffin has been named an Atlantic Canada Top 50 CEO each of the past four years.

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