• President and Owner of Rolf C. Hagen Inc. (Importers, exporters, and manufacturers of pet foods)
  • Born 1932, in Gromitz, Germany (N/E of Hamburg on the Baltic Sea).
  • 66 years old.
  • Arrived in Montreal, Canada in 1955.
  • Internship with Kruse, Hess, and Co., certificate for Import and Export Business, spring of 1955. Das Verdienstkreuz 1st Class, October 9, 1996.
  • Although he does not see himself as a leader in the German-Canadian community, Rolf C. Hagen’s achievements and efforts to support the German language and culture have not gone unnoticed with Montreal’s German community. Today he is President of Rolf C. Hagen Inc. which has 1,400 employees and sales of over $300 million. He is recognized as one of the top ten most influential people in the pet food industry. Hagen industries produce a wide variety of pet products and supplies and also has a large bird sanctuary in Rigaud, Quebec. Rolf C. Hagen is a major contributor to the Alexander von Humboldt Schule in Montreal.

Canadian Heritage Information Network
Alexander Von Humboldt Schule, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Carl-Friedrich Gauß Schule, Confederation High School, Deutsachherren-Gymnasium, German Historical Museum, Gymnasium Isernhagen, Horton High School/Acadia University, Integrierte Gesamtschule Bonne-Beuel,

© 2009, CHIN-Canadian Heritage Information Network. All Rights Reserved.

Teachers' Centre Home Page | Find Learning Resources & Lesson Plans