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A few hours ago, High Liner Foods announced that Rod Hepponstall, the President and CEO, had resigned from his position. His departure will take effect on January 2, 2024.
Neither Hepponstall himself nor the company has provided further details on the reasons for the CEO’s departure. The company did announce that it would initiate an internal and external search to fill his position. During this time, Hepponstall will collaborate with the company on a transition plan, as explained in the statement: “The company will provide further information in due course.”
The company did dedicate a few words to him in appreciation for his work over the years. “Hepponstall has served as a director, president, and CEO of High Liner Foods since May 2018, and the board of directors would like to thank him for his years of service to the company.”
About High Liner Foods
High Liner Foods Incorporated has established itself as a premier North American player in the frozen seafood industry, specializing in value-added products. Their extensive range of retail-branded seafood offerings, including well-recognized names such as High Liner, Fisher Boy, Mirabel, Sea Cuisine, and Catch of the Day, enjoys widespread availability in the United States and Canada. These products are easily accessible in numerous grocery stores and club outlets, making them a convenient choice for consumers looking to elevate their dining experience with high-quality frozen seafood.
Beyond retail, High Liner Foods also caters to the needs of restaurants and institutions with their branded seafood products, carrying trusted labels such as High Liner, Mirabel, Icelandic Seafood, and FPI. In addition to their branded offerings, they play a significant role as a key supplier of private-label value-added seafood products to North American food retailers and foodservice distributors. As a publicly traded Canadian company, trading under the symbol HLF on the Toronto Stock Exchange, High Liner Foods demonstrates both a commitment to quality and accessibility, making them a noteworthy player in the frozen seafood market.
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