HALIFAX — Ian Smith, former Campbell Soup vice-president, has been named the new CEO at Clearwater Seafoods, and he’s set to take the driver’s seat May 17.
Campbell, who has more than 21 years of experience in the foodservice industry, will fill the space left by former CEO and current chairman of the board, Colin MacDonald, who announced his retirement in 2008.“I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead this innovative Canadian seafood company. Clearwater is not only a world leader in sustainable harvesting practices and resource management, it has a world-recognized brand and reputation for the very highest quality shellfish and a proven record in the innovative use of technology,” said Smith. “I am extremely proud to have the opportunity to lead an industry leading company like Clearwater and such a dedicated and talented workforce and experienced management team. I look forward to working with the team to continue to bring the value inherent in Clearwater’s operations to our customers.”