THE KINGFISH COMPANY HIRES LAUREN ENZ AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES, US
The Kingfish Company hires Lauren Enz as vice president of sales, US. The Kingfish Company has hired seasoned industry leader Lauren Enz as Vice President of Sales, US. In this newly-added position, Enz will lead US market development and expansion for The Kingfish Company, a pioneer and leader in sustainable land-based aquaculture.
Enz brings more than two decades of seafood sales and leadership experience to The Kingfish Company. She previously served as VP of Business Development at Mark Foods and Director of Seafood Purchasing at Darden Restaurants.
“The addition of Lauren Enz, as VP of Sales US, is the next step in our strategic roadmap towards building significant production capacity in Maine for the US market,” said Ohad Maiman, CEO of The Kingfish Company. “Following the successful national launch of our Dutch Yellowtail retail product with Whole Foods Market, we aim to continue to develop long term strategic client relationships ahead of domestic production, and we look forward to work with Lauren and gain from her remarkable experience and expertise.”
“In my career, I’ve had a passion for sharing the unique stories and experience of the seafood industry,” said Lauren Enz, Vice President of Sales, US of The Kingfish Company. “The passion Kingfish has for their amazing story of Dutch Yellowtail is extraordinary. I’m humbled and honoured to lead the US sales team in sharing their story.”
The Kingfish Company’s retail reach expanded significantly in 2020. The company launched a line of retail-ready, fixed weight frozen IVP portions with Whole Food Market US, and a new fresh MAP retail product with Albert Heijn, the largest retailer in The Netherlands.
The Kingfish Company Yellowtail products are certified and approved as sustainable and environmentally friendly by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Best Aquaculture Practices
(BAP) and British Retail Consortium (BRC). It was the winner of the 2019 Seafood
Excellence Award, and it is recommended as green choice by Good Fish Foundation.
The Kingfish Company’s Zeeland site in the Netherlands has a current installed capacity of 1,250 metric tons per year, and its under expansion towards 3,000 ton capacity. In the United States, permitting for the company’s 6,000-8,000 ton capacity facility recently secured both critical water side permits, with groundworks planned between Q4 ’21 to Q1 ’22.