Roger O’Brien takes reins of Santa Monica Seafood as Anthony Cigliano steps down

Published on
July 6, 2017

A transition in Santa Monica Seafood’s front office has seen the company’s president Anthony J. Cigliano, step down, with current CEO Roger O’Brien appointed to take over the position.

The announcement was made by the family-owned seafood wholesale distributor, based in Rancho Dominguez, California U.S.A., on Thursday, 6 July. 

Cigliano will retain his position as chairman of the company’s board of directors, according to the company, which said the move was part of an ongoing organizational restructuring.

“This restructuring acknowledges the company’s completion of its eight-month organizational and operational improvement program,” the company said in a press release. “[It] will allow O’Brien and Cigliano to jointly focus on sustainability of the results achieved, continuous process improvements, and corporate growth and expansion.”

O’Brien has served as the company’s CEO since January 2015 and as its executive board advisor since 2005.  

“O’Brien will continue to focus on the growth, expansion and business strategy of the company as CEO while taking on additional operational oversight of all sales, operations, and administrative departments in his dual role as president,” the company said. “Cigliano will focus his efforts on the company’s growth and expansion plans, as well as playing a critical advisory role to the company’s operations departments.”

O’Brien did not immediately respond to a request from SeafoodSource for additional comment.

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