trū Shrimp appoints new member to board of directors

Published on
May 19, 2021

Balaton, Minnesota, U.S.A.-based trū Shrimp Company has announced the appointment of Sidney W. “Chip” Emery to its board of directors.

Emery joins trū Shrimp with a background of operations and management positions at Honeywell and Bendix, in addition to 10 years as chairman and CEO at MTS Systems. Recently, according to trū Shrimp, he sold his company – Supply Chain Services – to “pursue new opportunities to add value.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Chip Emery to our Board of Director team,” trū Shrimp Board Chair Brian Knochenmus said. “His leadership and business experiences have created an impressive skill set, one we’re eager to tap into. Chip’s extensive knowledge of supply chain and particularly engineering makes him the perfect addition, considering our technology-driven work.”

The announcement, the company said, coincides with it beginning to raise the capital required to build its first large-scale shrimp production facility in Madison, South Dakota. trū Shrimp has a process to raise shrimp in a shallow-water indoor facility at a commercial sale. The company secured its first commercial client in September 2019, and formed a strategic partnership with Gordon’s Food Service earlier this year.

"We’ve regained a tremendous amount of momentum thus far in 2021, following an understandably challenging 2020,” trū Shrimp President and CEO Michael Ziebell said. “We are taking major steps to propel the trū Shrimp Company forward, with our continued focus on breaking ground in Madison. Adding the experience and expertise of Chip Emery to our Board supports our focus on the future growth of this Company."

Emery said that he is “excited to participate in achieving its vision.”

“I was honored by the invitation to serve on the Board of Directors at trū Shrimp,” he said. “I was able to visit and tour The trū Shrimp Innovation Center and Balaton Bay Reef in Balaton and was impressed by the team I met, the existing Board members I encountered, and the enormous opportunity with both the shrimp and chitosan businesses.”  

Photo courtesy of trū Shrimp

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