Joanne Friedrick’s connection to SeafoodSource.com dates back more than 15 years to its Seafood Business roots. She has written on various seafood topics over the years, penning numerous Top Species Reports for Seafood Business as well as other features and columns. She currently writes the Seafood Business Insider column for SeafoodSource.com. Joanne has more than 35 years of daily newspaper and business-to-business writing and editing experience. In addition to writing about seafood, she has an extensive background covering the supermarket and specialty food retailing, housewares, convenience store and physical security industries. A Wisconsin native and former Chicagoan and die-hard Cubs fan, Joanne now calls Maine home.
Lynn Arnold is director of seafood sales and operations for Rastelli Foods Group, a 42-year-old company in New Jersey that supplies seafood, meat, and other products to hotels, restaurants, institutions, and retail markets.
SeafoodSource: What was the path, especially as it relates to seafood, you took to get to where you are today?
Arnold: It all started with my first love. He was a clam digger, which lead to… Read More
Ricardo Garcia Holtz is chairman of the Chilean Salmon Marketing Council and CEO of Salmones Camanchaca.
SeafoodSource: What is the background of the Chilean Salmon Marketing Council, its structure, and its purpose?
Garcia: The Chilean Salmon Marketing Council (CSMC) is a U.S.-based corporation dedicated to strengthening consumer awareness and the positive association and reputation of Chilean salmon… Read More
Egil Ove Sundheim has worked for the Norwegian Seafood Council for 20 years and has been the U.S. director in the NSC’s Boston, Massachusetts office since 2014.
SeafoodSource: What is the Norwegian Seafood Council’s mission?
Sundheim: We are… Read More
Jason Brantley is senior vice president and senior relationship manager-global commercial banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., specializing in financing the commercial fishing and seafood industry.
SeafoodSource: What is your background and how did you come to focus on the seafood sector at… Read More
Ken Plasse is the CEO of Fishpeople Seafood, a producer of value-added seafood products, including seafood kits, soups and frozen fillets, based in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
SeafoodSource: You've been CEO of Fishpeople since 2016. What drew you to the… Read More
Ken Melanson is founder and chairman of Northern Wind, a 30-year-old New Bedford, Massachusetts-based off-loader, processor, and distributor of fresh and frozen scallops.
SeafoodSource: How did you get into the seafood industry and what keeps you in… Read More
Stephen Oswald is the chief executive officer of Bidfresh Ltd., based in London, England. Bidfresh supplies fresh fish, produce, meat, and dairy products to chefs throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. In 2017, he received his master of studies in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge as part of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
SeafoodSource: How significant is Bidfresh's seafood… Read More
Based in Newport, Rhode Island, International Marine Industries Inc. (IMI) is a procurer and distributor of bait products. Justin Hackley joined IMI in 2000 as the company’s purchasing and sales manager. More recently, he has become involved in the company’s cod… Read More
Marcy Bemiller is the founder of Candor Consulting and Candor Seafood in Key Largo, Florida.
SeafoodSource: Why did you decide to found Candor?
Bemiller: I’ve been in the seafood business for just about 30 years, starting with Delta Pride… Read More