Last updated on December 17th, 2012 at 09:27 am
Phillips Foods has appointed Paul Opitz as COO, effective Jan. 1. Previously the president of Phillips Asia, Opitz has been tasked with leveraging his 50-plus years of seafood production experience to enhance operational efficiencies for the global seafood processor.
“Paul is the perfect leader to guide our company to even greater success in the years to come,” said Steve Phillips, president and CEO of Phillips Foods Inc. “We are poised to become an even more well-round global seafood supplier with Paul’s international perspective plus excellent leadership skills. I am confident we will exceed expectations for decades to come.”
Opitz has worked for Phillips Foods for more than 20 years, initially opening its flagship Baltimore restaurant in the mid-1970s. He rejoined the organization in the mid 1990s once again as executive chef and then was appointed quality specialist for Phillips’ Asian operations in 1994. Today, Opitz oversees more than 17 processing plants for Phillips globally.
“Our global resources and sourcing expertise provide us unique competitive advantages that we will continue to leverage as we increase sales and marketing efforts for our vast domestic and international customer base,” Opitz said.
Phillips Seafood Restaurants and Phillips Foods Inc. is a family owned business founded in 1956 with headquarters in Baltimore.