Seafood Business Insider
Vicente De La Cruz is the CEO of AquaChile’s RFA Inc., the company’s tilapia operation in Costa Rica and Panama, which sells under the RainForest brand. De La Cruz moved to Puerto Montt, Chile, from Santiago with his family in 2012 and began working for AquaChile as sales manager before taking on the CEO role in 2015. He’s now based in Florida...… Read More
Chris Flocchini, president and CEO of Sierra Meat & Seafood and Flocchini Family Provisions, is the third generation heading his family’s business. The company traces its roots to San Francisco, California-based Durham Meat Co., which was founded in 1890 and bought by his grandfather in 1934. Seafood is a fairly recent addition for the company, now based in Reno, Nevada, but it represents about 15 percent of total revenue and 35 percent… Read More
Enrique Miguel Valles is president and chief operating officer of Manila-based Mida Food. The company was set up 26 years ago by his aunt and acted as an agent for western multinationals like Chicken of the Sea in sourcing seafood from the Philippines and Indonesia. That business is still going, but the company now also has a large import and trade business which continues to grow as the Philippine’s economy continues to expand.
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Josh Onishi is the CEO and president of Peace Dining Corp., a holding company that operates about 560 sushi-centric dining locations globally, including more than 200 Genji sushi bars in Whole Foods Markets; Mai Cuisine, another sushi-focused concept; and non-sushi concepts such as Genji Ramen and Wok Street.
SeafoodSource: How would you describe your company’s growth strategy?
Onishi: There are four key directions we&rsquo…… Read More
Julien Stevens is a research technician at Kampachi Farms, which is dedicated to expanding the environmentally sound production of sashimi-grade kampachi (Seriola rivoliana). Stevens work with the company’s Hawaii-based research and development facility in Kailua-Kona. Kampachi is also developing a commercial grow-out operation in La Paz, Mexico.
SeafoodSource: What do you do in your role as a research technician for Kampachi Farms?
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Ed Rhodes is the executive director of the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Crab Council. The NFI is a non-profit organization dedicated to education about seafood safety, sustainability and nutrition. The NFI Crab Council was founded in 2009 and funds blue swimming crab sustainability projects through contributions from participating companies and grants from the World Bank and the Walton Family Foundation.
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Bantry Bay of America, based in Maryland, has gone from being a supplier of Irish-grown mussels to expanding its operation to Chile for mussel production. It added other seafood offerings under its Next Wave of Bantry label. Gary Werner is the CEO of Bantry Bay of America...… Read More
Ross Swanes, president of Northern Fish Products in Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A., is the fifth generation working in the business founded in 1912. The company began as a fish smoking operation and is now a full-line distributor and is vertically integrated in key areas. Its operations include Northern Fish Alaska (salmon, halibut, and cod), South Bend Products (dungeness crab, clams, salmon, cod, and albacore tuna) and Northern Seafood Sales, a bro… Read More
David Carter, CEO of Austral Fisheries in Australia, started his career in the seafood industry as a deckhand on a prawn trawler in 1978, after completing his science degree at Melbourne University. Austral has been in business for more than 40 years, beginning with its shrimp operation and then adding Patagonian toothfish and mackerel icefish to its offerings, all of which are now certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. The comp… Read More
Chris Mahony is vice president of sales and marketing for Omega Azul Seafood, which produces Baja kanpachi (also known as Almaco jack or kahala) at its aquaculture operation in Mexico.
SeafoodSource: What are the core or key tenets of your company’s business strategy and how do you feel this foundation guides your business moving forward?
Mahony: Customers and employees are Omega Azul’s greatest asset and (the positive) trea…… Read More