Lobster 207 finalizes new management structure

Published on
February 6, 2020

Lobster 207 LLC, an association-based cooperative in Maine’s lobster industry based in Trenton, Maine, has announced that it has finalized the new management structure of the organization.

Lobster 207 is a wholesale and retail business of the Maine Lobstering Union, which is itself a division of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 4. The organization is entirely owned and operated by Maine lobstermen.

The organization has named Mike Yohe as Lobster 207’s CEO, after he served as the director of business development and most recently as the executive Ddrector.

Lobster 207’s previous CEO, Warren Pettegrow, was fired in April 2019 and was later sued by the union, which claims Pettegrow and members of his family defrauded the organization of nearly USD 2 million (EUR 1.8 million). Yohe was announced as the new CEO in 2019.

More recently, Carmen M. Look has been named the chief financial officer for Lobster 207. According to a release from the union, Look is a graduate of the University of Maine at Machias and earned a master’s degree at Husson College. She is also a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In addition to Look, the union also named Brian Hemingway as the director of business development.

“He has more than a decade sales experience in the food distribution industry specializing in grocery, a market that Lobster 207 has positioned itself to enter in 2020,” Lobster 207 said in a press release.

Lobster 207 is the only association-based cooperative in the lobster industry, and was started in 2013. 

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