Jerry Chou will assume the position
Jan Tharp has decided to step down as CEO of the Bumble Bee Seafood Company after 12 years of service in the company. Bumble Bee Seafoods noted in a press release that she “successfully helped navigate the company through a myriad of challenges and has positioned the 123-year-old organization for a bright future ahead”. Consequently, the current Chairman of Bumble Bee Seafoods, Jerry Chou, will assume the CEO position.
Moreover, Chou said: “We thank Jan for the depth of her dedication to this business and all its people. She is a beloved leader. Her presence will be missed and our leadership team will continue to collaborate closely with her in the weeks ahead. We know how to get fish to fork better than anyone and we’re excited about what’s next for Bumble Bee.”
On the other hand, Tharp stated: “I am so proud of all our team members around the globe. Who helped move this fantastic business forward in bold and innovative ways. Jerry is a thoughtful leader, a successful entrepreneur, and someone who cares deeply about the company and everyone in it.”
About Bumble Bee Seafoods
The Bumble Bee Seafood Company is passionately pursuing its purpose of feeding people’s lives through the power of the ocean. Their full line of seafood and specialty protein products are marketed in the US and Canada.
Also, over 50 markets globally under leading brands including Bumble Bee, Anova, Brunswick, Clover Leaf, Snow’s, Wild Selections, and Beach Cliff.
Last month, the company hired Sebastian Castro-Malaspina as its new vice president of National Grocery Accounts to provide strategic leadership.