Bill Hay is Chairman of Trucorp Investments Limited, the company that owns and operates Bonté Foods Limited, a food manufacturing and retail company in Dieppe, New Brunswick and Grinner’s Food Systems Limited (the franchisor of “Greco Pizza” and “Captain Sub” restaurants) as well as the operator of Frank & Gino’s restaurant.
Bill is also the owner of Mastodon Ridge Developments Limited in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia and has been very active in the tourism industry. He has participated on the board of the Nova Scotia Tourism Partnership and Tourism Industry of Nova Scotia. Bill has also been chairman of the Central Nova Tourism Association and the Bay of Fundy Tourism Partnership.
Bill attended the University of Kings College in Halifax and Ryerson Polytech Institute in Toronto. Bill started his long career in the fast food industry in 1970 as manager of the family operated drive-in restaurant in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. He has been in the foodservice industry since that date serving many years as President of House of Hay Limited, a company that operated KFC restaurants in New Brunswick and the Truro area.
Bill has been active in numerous industry organizations and been involved with many community-based associations including the Truro and District Chamber of Commerce, Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation and the Central Nova Industry Education Council. Bill has also been a board member of the Colchester Regional Development Agency and served as chairman for two years.