Tuna giant Tri Marine names new CEO

Juan Corrales, Tri Marine CEO

Deal ties together two Bolton-owned canning operations, and sets up a new era after the retirement of long-time CEO Renato Curto.

Tri Marine Group on Tuesday named Juan Corrales as its new CEO, effective Jan. 1.

Corrales succeeds Renato Curto who is stepping down after 35 years as CEO.

Corrales is from Bermeo, Spain, where his family founded the Garavilla Group in 1887. Garavilla owns several fishing, canning and branding operations worldwide and, like Tri Marine, is part of the privately-owned Bolton Group. It sells products under commercial brands, Isabel and Garavilla, as well as providing private-label processing.

Bolton completed the acquisition of the Tri Marine tuna supply chain, its factories in Ecuador and the Solomon Islands, and the fleet in Solomon Islands, in July and is committed to growing the company’s operations and activities worldwide.

Corrales served as Garavilla CEO for the last 15 years. He is former chairman of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).

“I have known Renato and the Tri Marine leadership for many years," said Corrales. "Together with the team, I plan to build on Tri Marine’s well-earned reputation for excellence through transparency and integrity.”

“Today, on my 75th birthday, I am honored to pass the torch to Juan," said Curto. "I have full confidence he will lead Tri Marine with integrity and renewed energy. Under Bolton Group’s ownership, Tri Marine will continue to build on our extensive network of sustainable supply chains to effectively serve our customers.”



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