More than 26 years ago, Morey’s brought in Jim Walstrom − who had an established presence in the seafood industry at the time − to come work for the company.
Walstrom has served as president of the company’s distribution business since 2003 and has functioned as CEO and president of Morey’s overall business for the past 10 years. His long list of accomplishments includes playing a key role in the seafood company’s recent acquisition by Rich Products, which distributes frozen value-added seafood under the SeaPak brand.
Since his first day at Morey’s, Walstrom has guided the company through numerous changes, including shifting government regulations, new methods for processing, supply chain challenges, and of course, consolidation. Now Walstrom is embarking on the next phase of his career, leaving behind an unmatched legacy in seafood.
Morey’s has largely stayed a family outfit over the years. Walstrom describes the team in Minnesota as the best in the business, and a hard-working, tight-knit crew.
Walstrom will be providing support to Rich’s in an advisory role and will continue to reside in Minnetonka, Minn., with his wife.