Valentin Ramirez to lead Chicken of the Sea International
Thai Union appoints Valentin Ramirez to lead Chicken of the Sea International
28 June 2016, Bangkok – Thai Union Group PCL (Thai Union), the world's largest shelf-stable tuna processor and owner of a portfolio of leading global seafood brands, appointed Valentin Ramirez as CEO of Tri-Union Seafood LLC, processor and distributor of Chicken of the Sea International, a shelf-stable seafood provider. He will report to the board of directors of Thai Union North America, Inc.
Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English, Ramirez has held extensive managerial roles in some of the world’s leading companies such as McCormick & Company, WM. Wrigley Jr. Company and Procter & Gamble. A proven business leader, Ramirez has significant international experience gathered while based in Europe and the Americas.
“The appointment of Valentin Ramirez as CEO of one of our key North American subsidiaries reflects our long-term commitment to the market. With his depth of experience and expertise in the industry, Ramirez will be able to significantly contribute to building the Chicken of the Sea brand and the overall business growth of Thai Union Group,” said Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO of Thai Union.
Prior to joining Chicken of the Sea, Ramirez served as vice president and general manager for McCormick & Company, based in Maryland. A graduate of Rice University, he received his MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Ramirez will be based at the company’s headquarters in San Diego, California.
About Thai Union Group PCL (TU):
Thai Union Group PCL is the world’s seafood leader bringing high quality, healthy, tasty and innovative seafood products to customers across the world for almost 40 years.
Today, Thai Union is regarded as the world’s largest producer of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 125 billion (US$ 3.7 billion) and a global workforce of over 46,000 people who are dedicated to pioneering sustainable, innovative seafood products.
The company’s global brand portfolio includes market-leading international brands such as Chicken of the Sea, John West, Petit Navire, Parmentier, Mareblu, King Oscar, and Rügen Fisch and Thai-leading brands Sealect, Fisho and Bellotta
As a company committed to innovation and globally responsible behaviour, Thai Union is proud to be a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). Its work in sustainability has been recognised by its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Emerging Markets in 2014. In 2015 Thai Union was listed in the index for the second year in a row with a 67 percent increase in its overall score driven by improved performances across its environmental, economic and social criteria.
About Chicken of the Sea International
Chicken of the Sea (COS) celebrates its 102nd anniversary in 2016 as a leading provider of healthy, sustainable and delicious seafood, offering not only a robust product line but the recipes and meal-planning insights needed to inspire seafood lovers to greater culinary creativity and inspiration. The company provides tuna, salmon, clams, crab, oysters, shrimp, mackerel, kipper snacks and sardines in cans, cups and pouches as well as innovative new products consistent with seafood’s growing status as a healthy “new” protein choice in America.
Headquartered in San Diego, COS sustainably sources its seafood products from around the world, and packages them at a state-of-the-art processing facility in Lyons, Ga., as well as at third-party facilities. The company is led by a team of industry veterans with more than 300 years of collective experience in the packaged seafood industry.
For information on Chicken of the Sea, including recipes, serving suggestions and nutritional and meal-planning insights as well as information on the latest new Chicken of the Sea products, go to www.chickenofthesea.com.
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