Catalina Offshore Products sold as founder Dave Rudie retires
San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based Catalina Offshore Products has been sold to Beish Holdings, a new company founded by local fishmongers Kathy and Dave Strangman and cattle rancher Jose Chacon.
Dave Rudie, who founded the company in the 1970s, has sold the company in order to retire, according to a press release.
“I’ve worked many years to build Catalina Offshore Products into the strong, successful, and revered company it is today and am looking forward to the next chapter of my life,” Rudie said. “In considering Catalina’s future without me, the goal has been to sell to a like-minded, industry-experienced successor who will continue my company’s legacy and build upon its stellar reputation.”
Catalina Offshore Products began as a specialist wholesaler of sea urchin, selling to domestic and Asian customers. It has branched out over the years and is now one of the largest ...
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