Newport International bolsters sales force
Newport International, producer of Jack’s Catch brand seafood products, has added five sales managers and promoted one employee.
David Kirpich, Dennis Sullivan, David Bacon, Dan Halpin and Thomas Henry have been hired as sales managers, while Gary Lanoue has been promoted to VP of operations.
The changes come as part of a product diversification plan introduced in 2010. Newport now markets Chilean salmon, South American and Asia shrimp, tuna, pangasius, tilapia, grouper, pollock and Canadian lobster meat, in addition to its core crabmeat products.
“At a time when most companies may be planning cutbacks, Newport is doubling its efforts to reach out to new customers, improve our service to current customers and offer new and exciting products we’ve never had before,” said Craig Hospodor, VP of sales.