13 July


Santa Monica Seafood Announces Roger O’Brien Promoted To President & CEO

Rancho Dominguez, CA – Anthony J. Cigliano, Chairman of the Board of Santa Monica Seafood has announced the appointment of Roger O’Brien as the Company’s new President and CEO.  Anthony J. Cigliano will relinquish his position as President but remain as Chairman of the Board.  O’Brien has served as the Company’s CEO since January 2015 and was its Executive Board Advisor since 2005.

O’Brien will continue to focus on the growth, expansion and business strategy of the Company as CEO while taking on additional operational oversight of all sales, operations and administrative departments in his dual role as President.  Anthony Cigliano will focus his efforts on the Company’s growth and expansion plans, as well as playing a critical advisory role to the Company’s operations departments.

This restructuring acknowledges the Company’s completion of its eight-month organizational and operational improvement program and will allow O’Brien and Cigliano to jointly focus on sustainability of the results achieved, continuous process improvements, and corporate growth and expansion.

ABOUT SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD – Santa Monica Seafood, as a family-owned and operated company for the past 78 years, is the largest specialty wholesale distributor of fresh and frozen seafood in the southwestern U.S. with its corporate offices and main processing facility located in Rancho Dominguez, California, along with five additional seafood processing and distribution facilities in California, Arizona and Nevada.  Santa Monica Seafood also owns and operates two retail stores and cafes – in Santa Monica and Costa Mesa, CA – which specialize in seafood and seafood related products.  Santa Monica Seafood was the first and still the only seafood company in the United States to achieve the internationally recognized FSSC 22000 certification for food safety management systems and ISO 14001 certification for environmental management programs, as well as BAP certification for its Rancho Dominguez facility for repacking salmon and tilapia products.

Source: Santa Monica Seafood