US-based snack brand Louisiana Fish Fry has appointed former McCormick executive Michael Morse as its new CEO, effective immediately.
Morse has over 20 years of experience in the food industry, most recently serving as the vice-president of operations and marketing at Reily Foods Company, and he spent nine years at McCormick.
The company’s former general manager Brad Burkett, who has worked at Louisiana Fish Fry for 28 years, has been appointed as the company’s new chief operating officer, also effective immediately.
Louisiana Fish Fry markets a range of Louisiana-inspired food products, such as spices & seasonings, seafood boils, sauces & marinades and rice mixes to retailers and foodservice clients throughout the US.
The appointments follow the acquisition of Louisiana Fish Fry by private equity firm Peak Rock Capital last month.
Robert Strauss, a director at Louisiana Fish Fry said: “On behalf of the board, we are delighted to welcome Michael to the Louisiana Fish Fry team.
“Michael is a highly-talented industry executive with extensive experience in the branded food industry. His demonstrated track record of leadership in growing consumer businesses makes him a perfect fit for Louisiana Fish Fry.
“Additionally, we’re excited to announce the promotion of Brad Burkett to chief operating officer. Brad has been a key part of the Louisiana Fish Fry team for over two decades, and we’re thrilled that he will be assuming a larger role in the business going forward.”
Morse added: “It is a great honour to join the Louisiana Fish Fry team.
“I look forward to leading the company through its next phase of growth as it continues to provide industry-leading quality and service to its retailers and consumers.”
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