SeaFood Business

MAR 2014

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Peo ple in the News 80 SeaFood Business March 2014 Visit us online at Bonamar Corp. Bonamar Corp. in Ken- nesaw, Ga., added Argenis Contrerasas as market- ing manager. Contrerasas is a graduate of Kennesaw State University. Endeavor Seafood David Bacon joined Endeav- or Seafood in Newport, R.I., as director of sales and mar- keting. Previously, he was sales manager for Newport International and he has held sales and marketing po- sitions with Contessa, Slade Gorton and Michael Foods. Foa & Son Michael Lieberman was named VP at Foa & Son, a global insurance broker and risk advisory frm with head- quarters in New York. He has more than a decade of experience focusing on the risk management and insur- ance needs of the seafood industry. He is also an active member of the National Fish- eries Institute (NFI), serving as chairman/co-chairman of the Associates Commit- tee and the Future Leaders Committee, respectively. He served a term on the NFI Board of Directors, and is a board member for SeaShare. High Liner Foods High Liner Foods in Ports- mouth, N.H., named Paul Jewer CFO. He replaces Kelly Nelson , who will retire from the company following its annual general meeting in May. Jewer most recently served as CFO for Canadian grocer Sobeys. He began his career with Ernst & Young and held a number of senior fnance positions in the tech- nology sector. NOAA Fisheries Eileen Sobeck is the new as- sistant administrator for the National Oceanic and At- mospheric Administration's Fisheries Service. Sobeck worked in the NOAA ofce of general counsel from 1979 to 1984. She then served at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division from 1984 to 2009. Sobeck most recently was acting as- sistant secretary of the De- partment of Interior's Ofce of Insular Afairs. She has served as deputy assistant secretary for Fish and Wild- life and Parks at the Depart- ment of the Interior since 2009. Samuel Rauch , act- ing assistant administrator since 2012, returned to his previous position as deputy assistant administrator for regulatory programs. Piccadilly Restaurants Robin Tassin-Liggett was promoted to chief people ofcer for Piccadilly Restau- rants, a chain of 60 restau- rants and 80 foodservice lo- cations across the Southeast based in Baton Rouge, La. Tassin-Liggett has been with Piccadilly Restaurants for six years. Tampa Maid Foods Tampa Maid Foods in Lake- land, Fla., promoted Eric Cleveland from director of culinary services to its na- tional accounts division. Cleveland joined Tampa Maid in 2009 and has more than 20 years of experience in foodservice. Te com- pany hired Mike Grimes as its new manager of culinary services. Most recently he was corporate recipe devel- opment manager for Publix Super Markets. WeighPack WeighPack Systems in Mon- treal appointed John Clout- ier and Derek Chandler as territory managers. Teir re- gions include Ontario, Man- itoba, Michigan and upstate New York. Bettcher Industries Russel Stroner is VP-sales for Bettcher Industries in Bir- mingham, Ohio. Previously he worked for Formax, and then for Provisur Technolo- gies, beginning in the late 1990s, where he progressed to global sales management. In memoriam Seafood industry veteran William (Bill) Luke , age 54, of Mukilteo, Wash., died on Jan. 10. Luke spent more than 30 years in the Pacifc Northwest seafood industry with tenures at Ocean Beau- ty, Pacifc Seafoods and Food Services of America, and had recently joined Northern Seafood Sales as sales and marketing manager. 80_People.indd 80 2/13/14 1:05 PM

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