HALIFAX, Nov. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Clearwater Seafoods ("Clearwater") is pleased to announce the appointment of John Gu as Vice President Asia-Pacific, effective mid-December 2015. Based out of Shanghai, China, Gu will be responsible for providing leadership to further develop and deliver Clearwater's organizational objectives in the Asia-Pacific region.
Gu currently leads a national sales force of 600 who are responsible for business-to-business interactions across China for a multi-national grocery retailer. Prior to his current role, Gu held a variety of management roles with Unilever China and Unilever EMEA, including several assignments in key Chinese markets.
"John brings valuable know-how and experience in the Asia region to the Clearwater Global Markets team," said Greg Morency, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Clearwater. "With Asian sales representing a significant portion of Clearwater's global sales, John will play an integral role in determining how Clearwater optimally targets and segments its Asian markets, channels and customers."
Robust demand in Asia has been a key driver of Clearwater's record achievements in the region. Growth is expected to continue as the recently commissioned, $65 million state-of-the-art clam vessel provides additional supply to the species' top region. Also, Clearwater's recent acquisition of Macduff Shellfish will extend the company's geographic reach and supply opportunities to its valued customers in Asia.
"I look forward to leading Clearwater's Asia sales team," said John Gu. "The Asia market remains key to Clearwater's future success and I am eager to lead the team towards sustained growth across the region."
Although Gu's role will commence in mid-December, he plans to attend the upcoming China Fisheries & Seafood Expo this week, where Clearwater will participate as an exhibitor, promoting its innovation initiatives and global product portfolio. Clearwater will showcase Propeller Clams, Cockle Clams, live and high-pressure Lobster in various formats, in addition to Scallop Selects.
Clearwater is one of North America's largest vertically integrated seafood companies and the largest holder of shellfish licenses and quotas in Canada. It is recognized globally for its superior quality, food safety, diversity of species and reliable worldwide delivery of premium wild, eco-certified seafood, including scallops, lobster, clams, cold water shrimp, crab and groundfish.
Since its founding in 1976, Clearwater has invested in science, people and technological innovation as well as resource ownership and management to sustain and grow its seafood resource. This commitment has allowed it to remain a leader in the global seafood market and in sustainable seafood excellence.
SOURCE Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated
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