David A. Ganong

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David A.Ganong
Born (1943-09-14) September 14, 1943 (age 74)
St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Residence St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Education University of New Brunswick, University of Western Ontario
Occupation Businessman
Board member of Canadian Council of Chief Executive Officers
Board of Governor's, University of New Brunswick
Sun Life Financial[1]
Conference Board of Canada
North American Competitiveness Council
Spouse(s) Diane (Simpson)
Children Bryana, Aaron, Nicholas
Parent(s) Philip D. Ganong &
Margaret R. Alison

David A. Ganong, CM (born September 14, 1943 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick) is a Canadian business executive.


Ganong is the former president and current chairman of the board of Ganong Bros., the oldest chocolate manufacturing company in Canada. He graduated with a BA degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1965 then earned his MBA degree University of Western Ontario.

In 1977 he replaced his uncle, R. Whidden Ganong, as president of the company. In 1984-85, David Ganong served as chairman of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.[2] In 1990 he oversaw the building of a modern new plant. Its success was followed by a further expansion in 2003. He was named a member of the Order of Canada in 2005 and was inducted into the Canadian Professional Sales Association Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2008 David Ganong stepped down as president, but has maintained an advisory role as chairman on the company's board and remains the controlling shareholder. Two of his children have moved into executive positions with the company, representing the fifth generation of Ganong overseeing the company; daughter Bryana Ganong as president and CEO, and son Nicholas Ganong as Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

David Ganong is a member of the board of governors of the University of New Brunswick and he and his wife Diane have provided financial support to the university. In recent years,[when?] David has taken an active role in a number of community development groups, most recently with Future St. Stephen.[3]