Don Riffle of Handy, formerly of Clear Springs, dies

Published on
January 27, 2020

Don Riffle, the executive vice president of sales and marketing at Handy Seafood, has died, according to the National Fisheries Institute.

Riffle had worked at crab specialist Handy Seafood in Salisbury, Maryland, U.S.A., since December 2016. Prior to that, he spent more than 18 years as executive vice president at Buhl, Idaho-based trout farmer Clear Springs Foods. Riffle also spent 14 years as senior vice president of sales and marketing at Sea Watch International, handling sales, marketing, and product development, as well as serving on the company’s board.

“Don Riffle was a well-respected member of the seafood community. From Buhl, Idaho to Salisbury, Maryland with customers in every state in between, he brought 40 years of industry knowledge to the table,” NFI President John Connelly said in a statement. “Whether he was talking trout or connecting on crab, he was an expert whose kind demeanor and fun personality made him a welcome addition to everything from NFI committee meetings to dinners in Boston. Don was a family man whose wife Ginny was so much a partner she was a fixture at industry events. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ginny and their entire family.”

Photo courtesy of Don Riffle/LinkedIn

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