Bryan Rosenberg named head of Thai Union North America following Valentin Ramirez resignation

Published on
May 26, 2020

Thai Union has promoted Bryan Rosenberg, the head of its U.S. frozen operations, to the newly created position of president and CEO of Thai Union North America (TUNA), responsible for both Chicken of the Sea International and Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods.

The move was made in response to the resignation of Valentin Ramirez, the president and CEO of Thai Union’s U.S. ambient operations, who will leave the company 5 June.

“Our business in North America continues to provide the greatest portion of revenue for Thai Union, globally. This fact is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff across all our businesses,” Thai Union President and CEO Thiraphong Chansiri said. “By appointing Bryan Rosenberg to the President and CEO of TUNA responsible for both COSI and COSFF businesses, we believe we can continue to drive revenues and innovation to firmly take us into the next decade of TUNA’s evolution. Bryan has a proven track record of accomplishments in building and leading COSFF. We believe he will bring those tremendous successes into his new expanded role.”

Rosenberg has been president and CEO of El Segundo, California, U.S.A.-based Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods since 2006, when the company was established in partnership with Thai Union. Since its founding, COSFF has grown to account for nearly USD 1 billion (EUR 911 million) in annual sales, and is the top importer of shrimp, lobster, and crab meat into the United States, according to the company.

“From its inception, the organization’s focus has been to increase Thai Union’s perishable products distribution in the U.S. market and to leverage the iconic Chicken of the Sea brand and name recognition into the refrigerated and frozen seafood categories,” the company said. “Bryan will continue to drive Chicken of the Sea Frozen Food’s strategic initiatives to further diversify product categories, grow the business organically and through M&A activity, and develop the next generation of leadership within this high-growth subsidiary.”

The unified leadership role was created as “COSI and COSFF share a great number of synergies, with shared business objectives, and have been very successful in collaborating across companies,” the company said.

“This appointment will allow for further synergies across TUNA to unlock even greater potential of both businesses,” it said.

Rosenberg will have a hand in making “additional changes to the senior management team to better facilitate the reporting and management structure,” the company added.

“We want to thank Valentin for his work to reinvigorate the COSI business for our organization and we wish him all the very best in the future,” Chansiri added.

Today, Thai Union is regarded as the world’s largest producer of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 133.3 billion (US$ 4.1 billion) and a global workforce of over 47,000 people who are dedicated to pioneering sustainable, innovative seafood products.

Photo courtesy of Thai Union

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