There has been a big shakeup at Icicle Seafoods.
Icicle President and CEO Dennis Guhlke has resigned effective immediately and is being replaced by Amy Humphreys. She was the President of the fuel distribution company Delta Western and also spent 11-years with American Seafood's. Humphrey's also served as the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development for the ASG holding company. Guhlke's departure was announced by Mitchell Presser. He's a founding partner with Paine and Partners, which owns Icicle Seafood's. In making the announcement Presser said that under Guhlke's leadership Icicle made a number of substantial investments and acquisitions in the company's core Alaskan operations, including the recent acquisition of Snopac Products. Presser went onto add that Amy Humphreys is a proven and result-oriented leader with extensive experience in Alaska. Humphrey's is quoted as saying that Icicle Seafood's has many opportunities to continue its growth in both the wild and farmed seafood product offerings.
Paine and Partners has owned Icicle Seafood's since 2007 and Dennis Guhlke took over as CEO in 2009. He took over for Don Giles who was one of the original Icicle founders. Icicle Seafood's is one of the largest seafood companies in North America and reportedly has yearly sales of over $400-million dollars. The company is based in Seattle and has extensive holdings in Alaska including 3 floating processors that operate in Western Alaska fisheries. The company also has seasonal support facilities in Dillingham, Naknek, Dutch Harbor, Saint Paul and Unalakleet. The company also operates a shore-based seafood processing plant in Egegik.