IMS adds to sales team

 International Marketing Specialists (IMS) of West Newton, Mass., this week announced the addition of two members to its sales staff.

Brian Kolen rejoined the company's sales team as senior sales executive, effective 22 February. Kolen has more than 30 years of experience in seafood sales, previously working with Empress International, IMS and most recently Pesconova USA.

Shirley Lee joined the company's sales and management team as director of Asian sales and will be responsible for all ethnic sales and marketing activities in the western United States, Canada and Mexico. She has 20 years of experience in sales and marketing of fresh and frozen finfish, shrimp crab and lobster. Lee's previous work experience includes stints with Slade Gorton and Empress International.

Kolen will be based at IMS's Port Washington, N.Y., office, while Lee will work out of the company's Irvine, Calif., office.


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