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Long-time Seafood Professional Joins Ocean Beauty Sales Team

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Long-time Seafood Professional Joins Ocean Beauty Sales Team

Stutts Armstrong will become Ocean Beauty’s East Coast Sales Manager

(Seattle, Wash) October 25, 2022 -- Ocean Beauty Seafoods today announced the appointment of seafood sales professional Stutts Armstrong to their U.S. sales team in the position of East Coast Sales Manager. Nathan Rice, who currently handles East Coast sales, will move to the newly created position of National Foodservice Sales.

“We are very pleased to have a such a knowledgeable seafood salesperson as Stutts to grow the East Coast business for Ocean Beauty,” said Ron Christianson, Ocean Beauty Seafoods’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “He started out in the Alaska seafood business and has built product and market expertise with a wide variety of species and companies since then. We know his experience will be a great asset for Ocean Beauty.”

Joining a company with strong ties to Alaska like Ocean Beauty is a “full-circle” moment for Armstrong. He began his career working in Bristol Bay for Icicle Seafoods, and during his 14-year tenure there rose to the position of National Sales Manager. His extensive seafood sales experience also includes sales positions with Aqua Star, Ocean to Ocean, Great Fish Company, Vita Food Products, Bonamar, and most recently as Vice President of Sales for Atlantic Aqua Farms.

“I am looking forward to returning to my roots,” said Armstrong. “I have a passion for Alaska seafood and am thrilled to be joining such a winning team and a brand known for its high-quality products. When you say Alaska seafood, people’s eyes light up. Consumers know it and are looking for it. I love to sell and can’t wait to put more Ocean Beauty products in peoples’ mouths.”

About Ocean Beauty:

Ocean Beauty Seafoods began in 1910 as a small Seattle seafood shop and over a century later, has grown to become one of the largest and most successful seafood companies in North America. The company operates seven seafood distribution locations across the Western United States, and two smoking and processing plants in Washington state. The company’s ownership includes a group of veteran seafood executives and the Bristol Bay Economic Development Council, a community development quota group that supports economic development in Western Alaska villages. www.oceanbeauty.com

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