PLYMOUTH, MINN. − After 26 years, Morey’s Seafood International President Jim Walstrom is stepping away from the company.
Walstrom has served as president of the company’s distribution business since 2003 and has functioned as chief executive officer and president of Morey’s overall business for the past 10 years. His long list of accomplishments includes playing a key role in the seafood company’s recent acquisition by Rich Products, which distributes frozen value-added seafood under the SeaPak brand.
“The motto on the walls in our Morey’s offices is ‘on behalf of all the families we feed,’” said Walstrom. “I am proud to have joined our brand with a larger family-owned company who shares those same beliefs.”
In his time at Morey’s Walstrom guided the company through numerous changes, including shifting government regulations, new methods for processing, supply chain challenges and consolidation. Now Walstrom is embarking on the next phase of his career, leaving behind an unmatched legacy in seafood.
“Jim is a legend in our industry,” said Jim Motos, senior vice president, Rich’s Consumer Brands Division. “It’s been an absolute privilege to work closely with him and I’m immensely grateful for the vast amount of knowledge and support he’s given us throughout this transition process.”
Walstrom will continue providing support to Rich’s in an advisory role.