Dartmouth, Canada, July 6, 2010 (ots/PRNewswire) - Ocean Nutrition
Canada Limited - Long time Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd. (ONC)
President and CEO, Robert Orr, will make way for a new CEO to lead
the company's next growth phase, with particular focus on
international expansion efforts and the food sector.
Martin Jamieson, a 30 year international food industry veteran,
has been appointed as the new President and CEO at ONC. He will
oversee day-to-day operations at the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based
Omega-3 dietary supplement and food ingredient, researcher and
Orr, company co-founder with John Risley, becomes Chairman, who
will work with Jamieson and the Board of Directors in charting the
firm's strategic direction and will focus on Omega-3 category growth
Martin Jamieson has an impressive background growing firms with
familiar household names. Most recently, Jamieson was Executive Vice
President of Loblaw Brands at Loblaw Companies, Canada's leading food
retailer, responsible for the management and marketing of their $7
billion private label business. Prior to that, he was President of
Robin Hood Multifoods and before that President of Pillsbury Canada
Jamieson came to Canada with Pillsbury, after successfully
running the firm's UK/Ireland business. Additionally, he led
pan-European marketing and strategic planning for Häagen-Dazs and
spearheaded the brand's introduction and growth across 14 countries.
In addition to his brand marketing skills, international food
industry experience and strong leadership track record, Jamieson also
brings a strong technical knowledge to his new position. Jamieson
studied food technology at Cheshire College of Agriculture in the UK
and began his career as a food processor and food technologist, in
the dairy industry. He also holds a BSc (hons) in Food Marketing
Management from Sheffield Hallam University in the U.K.
"Talent, particularly leadership talent, is the key to sustaining
growth and profitability in our industry. Building an internationally
competitive company with sustainable differentiation requires a
particular skill set. Martin has that talent and skill set. We are
very fortunate to have him joining ONC and accepting the challenge of
taking the company to the next level" said Orr.
"I am delighted to be joining Ocean Nutrition Canada as President
and CEO of this remarkable company. The company is a leader in its
field, is growing rapidly internationally and employs some of the
most passionate and talented people that I have met in over 30 years
in the international food industry. I look forward to leading the
company through the next phase of rapid growth and development"
ONC is the leading provider of Omega 3, EPA & DHA, ingredients to
the dietary supplement and food industry, with operations in Nova
Scotia, Wisconsin and Peru and sales offices in Canada, USA, Europe,
Australia and China and has over 300 employees.
About Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC):
Ocean Nutrition Canada is a privately held company, whose major
shareholder is Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated. Clearwater Fine
Foods Incorporated is a diversified holding/investment company whose
significant holdings include a controlling interest in Clearwater
Seafood's Limited Partnership, the world's largest integrated
shellfish harvester and processor.
ONC is the world's largest supplier of Omega-3 EPA and DHA
ingredients from fish oil, marketed into the dietary supplement and
food manufacturing markets. To date MEG-3(R) ingredients have been
included in over 82 billion servings of food and supplement products
world wide. For more information on the health benefits of MEG-3(R)
ingredients please visit http://www.meg-3.com.
For further information: Joanna Lane, Ocean Nutrition Canada
Ltd., Tel: +1-902-480-3288, Cell: +1-902-488-0141,
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