Senior Seafood Executive Dennis Guhlke Appointed to BluWrap Board of Directors
Former Icicle Seafoods CEO Brings 20 Years of Seafood Experience to the Company
SAN FRANCISCO – October 22, 2015 – BluWrap, the technology company that naturally extends the shelf life of fresh proteins, announced today it has named Dennis Guhlke as a member of BluWrap’s Board of Directors. Mr. Guhlke has been in the seafood industry for over 20 years and was previously the chief executive officer, president and chief financial officer of Icicle Seafoods, Inc.
“With Dennis’ experience in the seafood industry at a senior executive level, he will make a significant contribution to our company,” said Mark Barnekow, chief executive officer of BluWrap. “Dennis is deeply involved with farm-raised and wild capture seafood throughout North America and Chile so has a solid understanding of customers’ expectations of fresh, quality protein in Asia, North America and Europe.”
“I am honoured and excited to have been appointed to the BluWrap board,” said Dennis Guhlke. “The company is building a first-rate team of experts in seafood science and controlled atmosphere technology, supported by a roster of focused and motivated investors who are making a significant contribution to commercializing the BluWrap technology. Now is the time to solve the global problem of stranded protein. BluWrap technology is a solution that will appeal to many industry players.”
Based in San Francisco, California with operations in Talcahuano, Chile, BluWrap provides naturally extended shelf-life technology that has revolutionized fresh protein supply chains worldwide. The company’s technology uses its patented oxygen management techniques to create and maintain an all-natural controlled atmosphere environment that extends the shelf life of perishable proteins. BluWrap’s breakthrough technology allows suppliers of fresh protein products to ship in an environmentally responsible manner, utilizing ocean freight rather than more expensive airfreight, while still delivering a fresh, high quality product to customers. For more information, visit www.bluwrap.com.