Movers and Shakers for April 11
Mark Foster, Steve Minor and Jonathan Thorpe are among the latest additions to Peter Pan Seafood Company LLC. Foster is serving as the company’s chief financial officer. He brings familiarity and momentum to his role as he’s been serving in a consulting position for Peter Pan over the last few months. With a blended background in finance, operations and strategy, Foster’s past experience includes senior roles with Alaska Communications Systems and various consulting roles with other companies looking for new energy and a new direction. Minor will serve as the manager of business development, a role that will include exploring the potential development of new resources, community development and more. Minor came to Alaska as a commercial diver during his college years and decided to build his career. Minor’s background includes marketing and communications, telecommunications regulations, and seafood. Minor is a Benchmark Committee member of the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative, an internationally recognized benchmarking process based on the UN FAO principles. Minor brings extensive Bering Sea knowledge to Peter Pan and his past experience includes Unisea, Golden Harvest Alaska, Ocean2Table, Central Bering Sea Fisherman’s Association and the North Pacific Crab Association. Thorpe is working to increase access to resources through investment, strategically aligned partnerships and direct sourcing in addition to developing downstream products and customers. Thorpe brings a diverse and proven professional track record to Peter Pan that spans more than 30 years from his days fishing to roles as a CFO and chief investment and strategy officer for Central Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association, executive vice president of market development for Blue Harvest Fisheries, and the executive vice president of resource development for Mark Foods. His experience covers a breadth of products including, crab, cod, halibut, pollock, scallops, salmon, swordfish and tuna. He has spent time working in the regulatory environment at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and the International Pacific Halibut Commission.