Miami, Florida-based Blue Star Foods Corp., a sustainable seafood company, has appointed three new directors to its board of directors, effective April 12.
Jeffrey Guzy, Tim McLellan and Trond Ringstad will be joining board members Nubar Herian, and Chairman and CEO John Keeler.
“We believe these three individuals will significantly strengthen our board with their decades of relevant experience. Certain of the members, like Jeff Guzy, will add publicly traded company experience, while Tim McLellan and Trond Ringstad have vast seafood industry expertise, including in supply-chain logistics, category management and merchandising,” said Keeler, CEO of Blue Star. “They will provide valuable strategic guidance as we continue to pursue new acquisition opportunities in both the established seafood industry and as we enter the emerging Recirculatory Aquaculture Systems space.”
“Importantly, their appointment as directors helps us meet several key initial requirements for listing on a senior national exchange, including having five directors on the board, of which the majority are independent, and several of whom also meet certain sub-committee qualifications,” Keeler said.
Guzy has more than 20 years of public company board experience, including currently serving as an independent director and chairman of the audit committee for Leatt Corp., Capstone Companies Inc. and Purebase Corp. He previously served in executive operating roles at multiple technology and telecommunications companies, including IBM Corp., Sprint International, Bell Atlantic Video Services and Loral CyberStar.
McLellan has more than 35 years of operating experience and has served as a seafood executive in both the U.S. and Asia, including as the president of Empress International, a division of Thai Union Group, and in a senior manager position with the seafood division of ConAgra Foods.
Ringstad has more than 20 years of operating experience and has served as a seafood executive in both the U.S. and Europe, including as president of Pacific Supreme Seafoods, a global importing and wholesaling seafoods company, which he sold to a publicly traded company. He also served as VP of sales and marketing for Royal Supreme Foods, a Norwegian/Chinese seafood importer and sales company.