Anchorage, Alaska-based Peter Pan Seafood Company has hired three individuals for executive positions: Mike Galan will join as its CFO; Michael Mussell will join as EVP of projects, ingredients and canning; and Matt Frazier has started in a regional sales manager position.
In his role, Galan will focus on implementing finance and accounting processes that will aid the company in its efforts to produce more value-added products and make the best use of Alaska’s wild seafood resources.
“Peter Pan is in a growth mode,” Galan said. “Transitioning from a commodity focus to a focus on value-added products at a company is really exciting; it shows the company recognizes the value of that and is willing to put in the work. I’m eager to develop processes that will integrate the numbers with the decision-making process for the operations and sales team to ensure we’re putting out the best end product forms for our customers and our business.”
Throughout his career, Galan has risen to top finance positions at Trident Seafoods, Weyerhaeuser Co. and Hartung Glass. He said he is excited to make the jump to Peter Pan, working for a company focused on growth and added value.
“Mike brings 20 years of finance, accounting, and most importantly, seafood experience to this role. He is great at what he does and will be an asset to the Peter Pan team as we continue our focus on a customer-first culture and bringing more value-added products to our customers,” said Rodger May, owner and chief growth officer for Peter Pan.
Mussell has more than 30 years of experiences in the seafood industry, spanning across four continents, and he is a recognized leader in finding and creating value out of the full fish harvest. Peter Pan’s commitment to sustainability, including the full utilization of the catch, and its trusted canned salmon brands will be further strengthened by Mussell’s experience in canning, Omega 3 oils and ingredient protein fractions.
Frazier brings more than 15 years of experience in the seafood industry, especially the retail and food services space to his new position. He has worked with Sysco, Sea Port Products, Direct Source Seafood, Northern Seafood Sales, Central Market Mill Creek and 10 years working on commercial fishing boats.
“Both Michael and Matt are exceptionally talented,” May said. “We have significantly moved away from a commodity company to a value-added company. As we continue to work with our customers to meet their exact needs, including developing more value-added products, both Michael and Matt will play a key role in helping us deliver the high-quality Alaska products our customers are looking for.”
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