Northern Wind Hires Industry Veteran Eli Hollon as Senior Director of Quality Assurance
Hollon Brings More Than 18 Years of Proven Seafood Quality Assurance Expertise to Northern Wind
New Bedford, Massachusetts – Northern Wind, an industry leader as a direct off-loader, processor, and distributor of fresh and frozen seafood products announced the appointment of Eli Hollon as Senior Director of Quality Assurance. Hollon comes to Northern Wind after spending the past 15 months as Director, Food Safety and Quality Assurance at Ren Seafoods and will report directly to Lisa Waite, Chief Operating Officer of Northern Wind.
As Senior Director of Quality Assurance, Hollon will work closely with the Northern Wind’s executive team to direct, manage and supervise all facets of Northern Wind’s QA and QC programs while working with cross-departmental leadership to deliver high quality seafood products for Northern Wind’s customers. Hollon will also develop new safety and quality procedures, assist with FDA, USDC, USDA, BRC, MSC, and MA Department of Health inspections. He will also be responsible to update quality procedures for establishing and enforcing quality standards and the testing of materials for new products.
“We look forward to working with Eli and the proven expertise he brings to Northern Wind. He brings a wealth of QA and QC knowledge and his leadership abilities and capabilities in developing new products brings a new dimension to Northern Wind’s management team,” said Ken Melanson, Founder & Chairman of Northern Wind. “We continue to be in an expansion mode, and Eli is an integral piece of moving the company forward,”
For over 30 years, Northern Wind has earned its reputation for providing its customers with only the freshest all natural scallops, wild caught, and fleet harvested from the icy pure waters of the North Atlantic. Northern Wind is a member of the American Scallop Association and provides its customers with the freshest seafood products that have been responsibly harvested using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.
“I’m very excited to be joining Northern Wind; Northern Wind’s reputation speaks for itself, and this new opportunity will only enhance my ability to do what I am passionate about – bringing safe, high quality products to market in a timely manner,” stated Hollon.
About Northern Wind®
Founded in 1987, and headquartered on the historic New Bedford, Massachusetts waterfront, Northern Wind is a subsidiary company of Atlantic Sustainable Catch. Northern Wind is a leading direct off-loader, processor and distributor of fresh and frozen scallops. They offer foodservice and retail accounts an array of frozen MSC Certified North Atlantic Lobster products and Ahi Tuna. Northern Wind is a member of the American Scallop Association and provides its customers with the freshest seafood products that have been responsibly harvested using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Northern Wind’s state-of-the-art facility is MSC Certified and also certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce Seafood Inspection Program for packing of USDC Grade A Fresh and Frozen Scallops. Northern Wind’s scallop brands include Five Star Premium, Captain’s Call, Mariner’s Choice, Sea Spray, and its retail brand Bon Cuisine. Their scallop brands, North Atlantic Lobster products and Ahi Tuna are positioned for international markets where offering seafood from sustainable fisheries is the foremost objective for retail supermarkets, club stores, national restaurant/hotel chains, ecommerce, and wholesalers seeking to provide their consumers with a memorable seafood experience. For more information regarding Northern Wind and its scallop brands and North Atlantic Lobster products contact George Kouri at 508.910.7935 or send us an email at email@example.com.