Ocean Choice International has announced that Rens Elderkamp is joining the company’s sales team as managing director of its European operations.
Rens brings more than a decade of seafood sales and marketing experience and will join Ocean Choice in October.
“We are extremely pleased that Rens is joining our European sales team,” said Martin Sullivan, chief executive of Ocean Choice International. “Europe is an important market for Ocean Choice and we recognise the need to increase our sales efforts to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our existing customers while also strategically expanding our presence in the market.”
Ocean Choice has a fleet of six offshore vessels and five processing facilities. The company sells a diversified range in 17 countries across Europe, including cooked and peeled shrimp, frozen-at-sea shrimp, scallops and a variety of groundfish species.
The new position comes on the heels of Ocean Choice’s investment in a new Green class groundfish vessel, the MV Calvert, that joined the company’s fleet in June. The 74m, frozen-at-sea Arctic class vessel will harvest yellowtail flounder and redfish for the global market.
“I am excited to join Ocean Choice in this new role and help the company grow its European sales,” said Rens Elderkamp. “Ocean Choice has a lot to offer the European market, including consistent, year-round supply of sustainability sourced seafood – something that is important to customers in Europe and around the world.”