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 honored 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 the 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.
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