Stavis Seafoods hires David Lancaster as president

Published on
January 4, 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Stavis Seafoods has promoted its vice president of sales, David Lancaster, to company president.

In his new position, Lancaster will be responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the company, according to Enrique Garcia, the owner of Vigo, Spain-based Profand Fishing Holding, which acquired Stavis Seafoods through subsidiary IMV in January 2018. Garcia said Lancaster “will also be charged with executing the company’s growth strategy by driving sales, increasing operational and purchasing efficiencies and execution, expanding our brand across multiple channels, and growing our retail and national account customer base and product capabilities.”

“It is always exciting to announce positive changes, and it is especially gratifying when it is a promotion that is so well-deserved,” Garcia said. “David not only helped guide our sales effort during the worst pandemic in a century, he was the driving force in our pivot to retail, which expanded our business, added new key customers, and increased margins. Because of these tremendous results and his more than 30 years of experience in executive leadership, he is clearly the right person to lead Stavis as we continue to grow and build our new home on Parcel 5 on the Boston waterfront. We are excited to have David lead our efforts moving forward.”

Lancaster previously worked for Stavis as sales manager in the early 2000s. He rejoined the company in March 2020 as vice president of sales. He has also worked as sales manager for Renton, Washington, U.S.A.-based Orca Bay Seafoods, as general manager for Eastham, Massachusetts-based Wellfleet Shellfish, and as a partner at Seattle, Washington-based Passport Foods. Prior to rejoining Stavis, he owned and operated Falmouth, Massachusetts-based Interbay Seafoods, which focused on domestic sales of fresh and live seafood from New England.

Stavis operates the SeaTru, BOS’N, Prince Edward, Foods From the Sea, Boston Pride, and Profand brands and has vertical integration to fishing vessels and processing plants around the world via Profand, a multinational fishing and seafood manufacturer.

Photo courtesy of Stavis Seafoods

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