Trident hires former Hershey exec as chief commercial officer

Published on
April 1, 2021

Trident Seafoods hired Julia Isdale, currently chief innovation officer of marketing at The Hershey Company, as its new chief commercial officer, Trident CEO Joe Bundrant confirmed. 

”We are thrilled to have Julia joining the Trident family as our chief commercial officer and I am confident that she will help us on our continued mission of bringing value to all of our stakeholders involved in the wild Alaska seafood industry,” Bundrant told SeafoodSource.

Bundrant did not confirm or deny that Isdale is replacing Jeff Thompson, who was with Trident for 13 years, most recently as president of the supplier’s domestic sales and value-added division. Thompson left Trident in January, according to his LinkedIn profile, and is now vice president of sales at Upstar Nutrition Inc.

Isdale led global growth and innovation at The Hershey Company for six years. Previously, she served as global chief innovation officer of marketing for the Carlsberg Group.

She also served as vice president of marketing for Russia and Central Asia for Mondelez International in Moscow, Russia.

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