Jack’s Catch founder sells interest

John (Jack) McGeough, the owner and founder of Newport International, the parent company of Jack’s Catch and Pacific Cove-branded products, has announced he is selling his interest in the company to Sea Pride.

“After 50 years at the helm of Newport International, Jack McGeough, the company’s founder, elected to begin the implementation of his succession plan with the sale of his ownership interests in Newport Organization, LLC,” the company wrote in a statement.

McGeough will remain employed by the St. Petersburg-based Newport International, working in business development and as “a very knowledgeable advisor and consultant to the company.”

There are no plans for any other leadership or ownership changes at the company.


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