Photo of outgoing Tigercat President Grant Somerville and incoming President Ken MacDonald.
Outgoing Tigercat Industries President Grant Somerville, left, will be replaced by Ken MacDonald, who founded the company, which specializes in wood shredders and grinders among other things.
Photo courtesy of Tigercat Industries

Tigercat founder Ken McDonald takes on role of president

Outgoing Tigercat Industries President Grant Somerville will continue serving the company as a director.

Grant Somerville has stepped away from his role as president of Tigercat Industries, Brantford, Ontario, as planned when he took on a five-year term in the role in 2017.

Ken MacDonald, Tigercat’s founder, will assume the role of president.

"I wish to thank Grant for all of the contributions that he has made to our company during his entire 30 years with us," MacDonald says. "I want to particularly recognize the leadership he provided during his presidency. He very capably steered us through and oversaw record production and sales volumes in 2019. He then went on to lead our team through the incredibly trying last two and a half years during which we dealt with the COVID pandemic, as well as the effects on our business related to the war in Ukraine. Despite these challenges, he took everything in stride and saw to it that we still managed to complete two major plant expansions and launch several new product lines."

Somerville will continue to serve the company as a director. In his new role, he will offer advice and support various engineering initiatives focused on the development of new products and the improvement of existing products.

Among other things, Tigercat produces wood mulching and grinding machinery.