On the Street: Omega Protein's New VP of Corporate Development

May 6/Real Estate & Investment Business -- Omega Protein Corporation reported that Bret Scholtes has joined the company as senior vice president of corporate development.

Joseph L. von Rosenberg III, Omega Protein's chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, commented, "We are delighted to have someone of Bret's caliber and background join our senior management team at Omega Protein. Our success as a company is tied to our ability to grow and evolve. Bret will be the point person for our efforts to seek external growth opportunities through acquisitions, joint ventures and other business combinations."

For the last 12 years, Scholtes has evaluated and brought to fruition acquisition opportunities for large companies such as GE Energy Financial Services, Reliant Energy and Enron. He is a certified public accountant and also has served as a tax professional with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Arthur Andersen & Co LLP. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri and an MBA from New York University.

From the May 10, 2010, Prepared Foods E-dition