BluWrap Adds Senior Seafood Executive to Leadership Team
New Vice President of Sales and Business Development Joins BluWrap from High Liner Foods and Icicle Seafoods
SAN FRANCISCO – December 2, 2015 – BluWrap, the technology company that naturally extends the shelf life of fresh proteins, announced today it has named Rick Speed to its senior management team as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Mr. Speed has been in the seafood industry for 20 years and was previously the Director of West Coast Business Development at High Liner Foods. Prior to High Liner, Mr. Speed was Vice President of North American Sales for Icicle Seafoods.
“Rick has significant experience in the seafood industry which will have a major impact on BluWrap’s top line, especially as the company looks to expand its global footprint,” said Mark Barnekow, chief executive officer of BluWrap. “Rick brings a wealth of experience from various leadership positions in the sector and we are fortunate to have him join our management team to help take the company to the next level.”
“I am thrilled to be joining such a talented team at BluWrap,” said Rick Speed. “The company is well poised to transform environmentally-conscious logistics in the seafood sector with its revolutionary shelf-life and freshness extending technology. I look forward to sharing this technology with colleagues and the industry.”
In addition to holding senior positions within the seafood industry’s top companies, Mr. Speed has also held roles as Chairman of the Salmon Council at National Fisheries Institute, and Chairman of the Retail Marketing Committee of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Mr. Speed was also a founding member of the Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers and has been a long time member and contributor to the Northwest Fisheries Association.
Based in San Francisco, California with operations in Talcahuano, Chile, BluWrap provides naturally extended shelf-life and freshness technology that is revolutionizing protein supply chains worldwide. The company’s technology uses its patented oxygen management techniques to create and maintain an all-natural controlled atmosphere environment that significantly extends the shelf life and freshness of perishable proteins. BluWrap’s breakthrough technology allows suppliers of fresh protein products to ship in an environmentally responsible manner utilizing ocean freight rather than airfreight, while still delivering a fresh, high quality product to customers. For more information, visit www.bluwrap.com.