Fish & Seafood

High Liner Foods Board Names Paul Jewer as its Interim Chief Executive

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That board of directors of High Liner Foods has announced that Paul Jewer has been selected to serve as the frozen seafood company’s interim chief executive officer. The appointment follows the resignation of Rod Hepponstall from the position, which was to be effective on or before January 2, 2024. As a result of Jewer’s appointment, Hepponstall left High Liner on September 15.

Jewer has served as the Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada-headquartered company’s chief financial officer since February of 2014, and will continue to oversee this function.  He has more than 20 years’ experience in food companies and is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA).

“Paul’s extensive experience and proven track record of leadership with High Liner Foods will provide stability and continuity for the organization as we continue to work through the transition process,'” said Robert Pace, chairman. “The board of directors determined that it was in the best interests of the company to put in place interim executive management that can serve as long as needed, and we are fully confident in Paul’s ability to lead the organization during this important chapter in our history.”

“I am humbled and honored to serve as the interim chief executive officer of this incredible organization,” said Jewer. “I look forward, in this interim period, to working with our great leadership group to build upon the solid foundation and momentum we have in place.”

Publicly traded under the symbol HLF on the Toronto Stock Exchange,High Liner Foods is a leading North American processor and marketer of value-added frozen seafood. Its retail branded products are sold throughout the United States and Canada under the High Liner, Fisher Boy, Mirabel, Sea Cuisine, and Catch of the Day labels, and are available in most grocery and club stores. The company also sells branded products to restaurants and institutions under the High Liner, Mirabel, Icelandic Seafood and FPI labels and is a major supplier of private label seafood its to food retailers and foodservice distributors.