February 21/Seattle/PRNewswire -- Icicle Seafoods Inc. announced the appointment of Amy Humphreys to the position of president and chief executive officer, effective immediately, succeeding Dennis Guhlke , who has resigned.

Most recently, Humphreys served as president of Delta Western, Inc., a leading petroleum marketing and distribution company in Alaska.

"We are delighted to welcome Amy to Icicle," said Mitchell Presser, a founding partner at Paine & Partners.  "Amy is a proven and results-oriented leader with extensive experience in Alaska, including as president of Delta Western, Inc., and 11 years of strategic operational experience at American Seafoods Group.  Her operating experience and leadership qualities make her the right person to lead Icicle during its next phase of growth and development.  Under Amy, we are confident that Icicle will continue to build upon its position as a leading producer, harvester and processor of a diverse portfolio of seafood products."

Presser added, "Under Dennis's leadership as president and CEO, Icicle made considerable strategic advancements, including diversifying into aquaculture with the acquisition of American Gold Seafoods, and a number of substantial investments and acquisitions in our core Alaskan operation, including the recent acquisition of Snopac.  Dennis has successfully led Icicle through a critical growth phase, and the entire company is grateful for his leadership and dedication and we wish him every success in his future pursuits."

Commenting on her appointment, Humphreys said, "This is an exciting opportunity.  Icicle has a highly diversified business with strong customer relationships, long standing fishermen partnerships, and a deeply talented and devoted employee base.  I believe the company has many opportunities to continue its growth in both wild and farmed seafood product offerings.  I look forward to working with Icicle's management team and employees to enhance the company's market position and accelerate its growth and success."

Prior to her role at Delta Western, Humphreys was chief financial officer of Northstar Utilities Group, the parent company of five fuel distribution operating companies and a subsidiary of Saltchuk Resources.  Prior to that, Humphreys held various executive roles at American Seafoods Group, including vice president of Corporate Development and treasurer.