Miami, FL, April 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blue Star Foods corp., (“blue star,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”) (NASDAQ: BSFC)an integrated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) sustainable seafood company with a focus on Recirculatory Aquaculture System (RAS), announced today that it has added Juan Carlos Dalto and Silvia Alana were appointed to its board of directors on April 20, 2022 In doing so, the Board of Directors expands from five to seven members.
About Juan Carlos Dalton
Mr. Dalto brings over 30 years of innovative consumer goods, food and drinks experience to the Board of BSFC. Mr. Dalto currently serves as the President of Dole Sunshine Company – Dole Packaged Foods, Americas, and he previously held business development and executive positions with some of the largest and well-known nutrition and wellness companies around the world, including Danone, The Pillsbury Company, Kraft Foods, JDE and Savencia Fromage & Dairy. Mr. Dalto has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology – ITBA (Argentina), a Master’s Degree in Strategic Marketing from Adam Smith Open University (Argentina) and has completed executive seminars on Strategic Marketing Planning at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA) and on Leadership at the London Business School (UK).
“We are thrilled to have someone with Juan Carlos’ tremendous experience on our board. He brings a wealth of knowledge in the consumer-packaged goods/innovative foods space, and in incorporating sustainability model into all the businesses in which he has been involved. We are fortunate to call upon him for key strategic advice as we continue to grow the Company.” said Mr. John Keeler, Chairman and CEO of Blue Star.
“I have watched John Keeler for many years be an innovator in the sustainable seafood industry and I am excited to join the board to help him and the other members of his team scale up what they have been doing,” said Mr. Dalto.
About Silvia Alan
Ms. Alana brings over 10 years of accounting, auditing and internal controls experience to the Board of BSFC. She currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Star. She previously held various audit and accounting roles at Brightstar Corporation, Crowe Horwath, LLP, Carnival Corporation & Plc and Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP. Ms. Alana graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2008 and a Master of Accounting in 2009. Ms. Alana is a Certified Public Accountant.
With the addition of these two new board members, Blue Star believes it has satisfied the new Nasdaq rule 5605(f) which requires Nasdaq-listed companies to have, or publicly disclose why they do not have, at least two diverse directors.
About Blue Star Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: BSFC)
Blue Star Foods Corp. is an integrated ESG seafood company that processes, packages and sells high-value seafood products. The Company believes it utilizes best-in-class technology, in both resource sustainability management and traceability, and ecological packaging. The Company also owns and operates the oldest continuously operating Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) full grow-out salmon farm in North America. The company is based in Miami, Florida, and its corporate website is: https://bluestarfoods.com
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