Wegmans creates seafood sustainability position
Wegmans on Thursday announced it created the position of VP of seafood sustainability.
Carl Salamone, formerly VP of seafood merchandising and with 47 years of experience, has moved into the role. Dave Wagner, a 25-year Wegmans veteran has been promoted to VP of seafood merchandising.
For the past six years, Jason Wadsworth, Wegmans’ sustainability manager, has coordinated the company’s efforts focusing on carbon footprint, packaging, recycling and sustainable sourcing. Wegmans stated because seafood sustainability is such an important topic, it has been “actively working to understand it for many year.” Salamone will focus exclusively on the area.
“I’ve spent a good portion of my career working with fishermen from all over the world. I’ve celebrated their successes and witnessed their challenges. I’m excited to now work with the industry to help identify ways to protect and defend our oceans, rivers and lakes. I’m hopeful that even small steps forward will help create greater job security for the fishermen and food security for the world,” said Salamone.
“I’m so fortunate to work for a company that recognizes its responsibility to its employees and customers and to the environment we all share. I’m really excited to use my 40 years of experience in seafood to do something I believe is necessary for the continuation of farmed and wild fish resources.”