Bonnie Swayze is CEO of Alliance Rubber Co., which was started by her late father, William Spencer, in 1923 in Alliance, Ohio. The company, which today has 175 employees at its headquarters in Hot Springs, Arkansas, has been supplying the seafood industry with rubber products – primarily rubber bands – for the past 20… Read More
Bradley Hudson is a partner at Jacksonville, Florida-based Forum Capital Group, a family office founded in 2012 that invests on behalf of high net-worth individuals. He is also the executive team leader for Forum Capital Seafood.
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Peter Handy is president and CEO of Bristol Seafood, which was founded in 1992 in Portland, Maine, and offers sustainably harvested cod, haddock, mussels, and scallops.
SeafoodSource: What are the core principles of your business and how did you arrive at them?… Read More
Vicente De La Cruz is the CEO of AquaChile’s RFA Inc., the company’s tilapia operation in Costa Rica and Panama, which sells under the RainForest brand. De La Cruz moved to Puerto Montt, Chile, from Santiago with his family in 2012 and began working for AquaChile as sales manager before taking on the CEO role in 2015. He’s now based in… Read More
Chris Flocchini, president and CEO of Sierra Meat & Seafood and Flocchini Family Provisions, is the third generation heading his family’s business. The company traces its roots to San Francisco, California-based Durham Meat Co., which was founded in 1890 and bought by his grandfather in 1934. Seafood is a fairly recent addition for the company, now based in Reno, Nevada, but it represents about 15 percent of total revenue and 35… Read More
Josh Onishi is the CEO and president of Peace Dining Corp., a holding company that operates about 560 sushi-centric dining locations globally, including more than 200 Genji sushi bars in Whole Foods Markets; Mai Cuisine, another sushi-focused concept; and non-sushi concepts such as Genji Ramen and Wok Street.
SeafoodSource: How would you describe your company’s growth strategy?
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Julien Stevens is a research technician at Kampachi Farms, which is dedicated to expanding the environmentally sound production of sashimi-grade kampachi (Seriola rivoliana). Stevens work with the company’s Hawaii-based research and development facility in Kailua-Kona. Kampachi is also developing a commercial grow-out operation in La Paz, Mexico.
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Ed Rhodes is the executive director of the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Crab Council. The NFI is a non-profit organization dedicated to education about seafood safety, sustainability and nutrition. The NFI Crab Council was founded in 2009 and funds blue swimming crab sustainability projects through contributions from participating companies and grants from the World Bank and the Walton Family Foundation.
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Irish roots, Spanish ownership, Chilean mussels shape international focus for Bantry Bay of America’s Gary Werner
Bantry Bay of America, based in Maryland, has gone from being a supplier of Irish-grown mussels to expanding its operation to Chile for mussel production. It added other seafood offerings under its Next Wave of Bantry label. Gary Werner is the CEO of Bantry Bay of… Read More
Ross Swanes, president of Northern Fish Products in Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A., is the fifth generation working in the business founded in 1912. The company began as a fish smoking operation and is now a full-line distributor and is vertically integrated in key areas. Its operations include Northern Fish Alaska (salmon, halibut, and cod), South Bend Products (dungeness crab, clams, salmon, cod, and albacore tuna) and Northern Seafood Sales, a… Read More