Northern Wind Hires Industry Veteran Kenneth Loud as Vice President, New Product Development

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Loud Brings More Than 35 Years of Proven Seafood Experience to Northern Wind

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Northern Wind, an industry leader as a direct off-loader, processor, and distributor of fresh and frozen scallops announced today they have added industry veteran, Ken Loud, to the position of VP New Product Development. Ken’s addition to the Northern Wind team provides immediate product line expansion that provides Vessel Direct Domestic and International unique seafood species to include FAS Long Line Cod, Conch, Mackerel, Octopus, Smelts, Butterfish, and Squid.

Ken comes to Northern Wind after spending the past four years with Kendell Seafood and brings with him over 35 years seafood industry experience. He will be involved on both the procurement and sales side of these new offerings and lead the Northern Wind team’s selling efforts to expand distribution of these items. These species origins include Turkey, Morocco, Bulgaria, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Peru, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and USA. With the addition of these diverse and unique seafood products Northern Wind will now expand its offerings to all their customers globally generating both organic and new customer sales.

“We look forward to working with Ken and the synergies he brings to our sales team. His industry experience, product knowledge, and contacts on both the supply and sales side add a new dimension to Northern Wind’s already rich base,” says George Kouri, CEO. “We are in an expansion mode and this is an integral piece of the puzzle”, says Ken Melanson, Chairman & Founder of Northern Wind.

Ken will work closely in this effort with Michael Fernandes, President of Northern Wind, on both the sourcing and distribution models to be implemented.

For over 30 years, Northern Wind has earned its reputation for providing its customers with only the freshest all natural scallops, wild caught, and fleet harvested from the icy pure waters of the North Atlantic. Northern Wind is a member of the American Scallop Association and provides its customers with the freshest seafood products that have been responsibly harvested using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.

At Northern Wind, Our Greatest Catch Is Our Quality!

About Northern Wind®

Founded in 1987, and headquartered on the historic New Bedford, Massachusetts waterfront, Northern Wind is a leading direct off-loader, processor and distributor of fresh and frozen scallops. Northern Wind is a member of the American Scallop Association and provides its customers with the freshest seafood products that have been responsibly harvested using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Northern Wind’s state-of-the-art facility is certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce Seafood Inspection Program for packing of USDC Grade A Fresh and Frozen Scallops. Northern Wind is also the first in the nation scallop producer to have their complete supply chain Fair Trade Certified™, and its facility is also MSC certified. Northern Wind’s scallop brands include Five Star Premium, Captain’s Call, Mariner’s Choice, Sea Spray and Bon Cuisine. Northern Wind’s scallop brands are positioned for nationwide markets seeking seafood offerings from sustainable fisheries that include supermarkets, club stores, national restaurant/hotel chains, and wholesalers that seek to provide their consumers with a unique seafood experience. At Northern Wind, Our Greatest Catch Is Our Quality! For more information regarding Northern Wind and its scallop brands, contact George Kouri, CEO at 508.910.7935 or send us an email at gkouri@northernwind.com.

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