SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Seafoods Group LLC (American Seafoods) announced today it has named John Cummings as President of its subsidiary, American Marine Ingredients (AMI). In this newly-created position at AMI, Mr. Cummings will lead the company in developing and bringing to market quality marine ingredients derived from American Seafoods’ harvest of the sustainable fisheries of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
“We are extremely excited to have John back within the American Seafoods’ family,” said Bernt Bodal, Chairman and CEO of American Seafoods. “His experience and talents are a perfect fit for AMI as it expands the direct marketing of our branded, 54° North™ premium fish oil and identifies new applications for our marine ingredients in foods, dietary supplements, animal nutrition and pharmaceuticals.”
Mr. Cummings has long been one of the recognized leaders in the U.S. seafood industry. In his eleven years as President of American Pride Seafoods, John assembled a world class organization and leadership team that tripled revenues from continuing operations and made it one of the best value-added processors in the business. “American Seafoods has an established record of leading the industry in maximizing the value of the fish it harvests,” said Mr. Cummings. “I look forward to working with the talented people at AMI and American Seafoods as we continue to develop new products for the rapidly growing market for sustainable marine ingredients.”
About American Seafoods
American Seafoods is a leader in the harvesting, processing, preparation and supply of quality seafood. Harvesting a variety of fish species, the Company processes seafood into an array of finished products on board its state-of-the-art fleet of vessels. The Company produces a diverse range of fillet, surimi, roe and block product offerings, made from Alaska pollock, Pacific whiting, and Pacific cod. Finished products are sold worldwide through an extensive global distribution and customer support network. For more information, please visit us at www.americanseafoods.com.
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