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High Liner Foods appoints interim CEO

CFO Paul Jewer to helm the company as it searches for a new president and CEO
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Paul Jewer. Photography via LinkedIn

Frozen seafood company High Liner Foods has tapped chief financial officer Paul Jewer to serve as its interim CEO.

Jewer will continue his duties as CFO in addition to leading the company.

Nova Scotia-based High Liner said its board of directors are conducting internal and external search for a new president and CEO following the announcement of Rod Hepponstall’s resignation.

As a result of Jewer’s appointment, Hepponstall’s last day at the company was Friday (Sept. 15).

"Paul's extensive experience and proven track record of leadership with High Liner Foods will provide stability and continuity for the organization as we continue to work through the transition process,'" said Robert Pace, chair of the board of directors, in a statement. "The board of directors determined that it was in the best interests of the company to put in place interim executive management that can serve as long as needed, and we are fully confident in Paul's ability to lead the organization during this important chapter in the company's history."

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