Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood, announce the addition of Jan Tharp, President and CEO of Bumble Bee Seafood, to the Board of Directors. The appointment comes shortly after Gathered Foods unveiled a joint distribution venture with Bumble Bee, a mass producer of tinned tuna and salmon products.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jan to our Board of Directors, as she brings years of leadership, innovation and superb operational expertise in the seafood industry, along with a shared passion for the health of our oceans,” said Chris Kerr, CEO and Co-Founder of Gathered Foods. “The voracious demand for protein alternatives is rapidly changing and evolving in the food industry. We look forward to having Jan’s knowledge and trusted voice on our board as we continue to make plant-based seafood readily available to consumers everywhere.”
Tharp joins the Gathered Foods Board of Directors with over 30 years of experience in the food industry including more than a decade in the seafood industry. She received her Master of Business Administration degrees from Columbia University and London Business School, and her B.S. in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University.
“I’m proud to join Gathered Foods’ Board of Directors and look forward to the opportunity to work with the esteemed group in an official capacity,” said Tharp. “We have a shared commitment to find innovative solutions that will continue to bring value to our consumers and to the food industry. Our recently announced joint venture with Good Catch is one example, and I know there will be more to come.”