Ed Munson Joins American Pride Seafoods as Director of Foodservice Sales – Fishupdate.com

Ed Munson Joins American Pride Seafoods as Director of Foodservice Sales Published:  07 January, 2013

American Pride Seafoods, LLC (APS) has  announced the addition of Ed Munson as Director of Foodservice Sales.

Munson has more than 20 years of foodservice sales experience, coming to APS from Slade Gorton & Co., Inc. as its VP of Foodservice Sales, National Accounts and Marketing.

At Slade Gorton, Munson was responsible for all foodservice sales through broadline, regional seafood distributors and national accounts.

This included leading the relationship development of Sodexo, Aramark, Compass/Foodbuy, Brinker, Carlson, Denny’s, Cracker Barrel, Golden Coral, and more.

Munson has also served as Director of Foodservice Sales and National Accounts for Contessa Premium Foods, as well as VP of Foodservice Sales at Hunt-Wesson.

Munson started his foodservice career at HJ Heinz, where he rose to General Manager, Foodservice in Canada, and was then promoted to the company’s National Sales Manager – National Accounts. “Having an executive with Ed’s expertise is a real win for American Pride Seafoods,” said Bill Stride, Senior Vice President of Sales. “His experience and vision will contribute to our foodservice growth strategy and serve our world-class customers for years to come.”

American Pride Seafoods LLC (APS) is located directly on the harbor in New Bedford, MA, the highest value seafood landing port in the U.S.A. American Pride’s operations include value-added fish processing facilities, a state-of-the-art scallop processing plant, and internally operated coldstorage warehouses that serve as the distribution hub for all APS products.

Beyond New Bedford, the APS procurement team’s network and operations span the globe.

 APS produces a wide range of premium natural raw and prepared finfish and shellfish seafood products for foodservice, retail and industrial segments.