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Staff

Dr. Craig Morris

Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Craig Morris

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Craig Morris is a passionate advocate and ambassador for the U.S. food and agriculture industry and has dedicated his entire professional career to advancing the interests of various U.S. agricultural commodities. Craig currently serves as the chief executive officer for GAPP. By leveraging both new and existing partnerships and a keen sense of marketing know-how, Craig works to identify new markets and further develop relationships with the industry’s most critical customers to continue growing demand for Wild Alaska Pollock.

Craig previously served as the vice president of International Marketing for the National Pork Board (NPB). In this role, he oversaw the development and execution of NPB’s international marketing strategy.

Prior to this role, Craig served as a deputy administrator in the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service where he oversaw the Agency's marketing efforts for the meat, poultry, egg, fish, grain, and seed industries. Earlier work experience with the Agency included serving as an international marketing specialist, working to gain entry and build demand for U.S. meat products in foreign markets. Apart from government service, Craig served as the assistant vice president of Food Safety for Future Beef Operations, LLC, in Arkansas City, Kansas, and as the manager of Scientific and Technical Affairs for the American Meat Institute.

Craig received his Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction in Animal Science from Iowa State University and served as a regent’s graduate fellow while earning his Doctorate in Animal Science from Texas A&M University.

Anna Carpenter

Communications and Membership Coordinator

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Anna Carpenter

Communications and Membership Coordinator

Anna Carpenter is the Communications & Membership Coordinator for the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers. She specializes in digital marketing and communications and has held marketing positions at Dimension Mill, a start-up organization based in Bloomington, IN, and at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN. Anna has experience with grassroots and social media marketing-- she also has a passion for people and a love of learning. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Karl Bratvold

Director

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Karl Bratvold

Director

Starbound

Karl Bratvold started fishing off the Oregon and Washington coasts during summer breaks from high school. Stints aboard a trawler out of Seattle, a crab boat out of Alaska, and a salmon seiner out of Chignik, Alaska, followed. In the early 1980s, Aleutian Spray Fisheries converted two vessels to trawlers and Karl was hired as an engineer for one—the Starfish. He’s been working the Wild Alaska Pollock fishery since then also as a mate and captain. In 2016, Karl directed the $45 million rebuilding of the Aleutian Spray Fisheries C/P Starbound, which extended the vessel’s length to 300 feet while adding a new fish meal plant, factory, propulsion system, and electronics. After captaining the Starbound for 24 years, Karl is currently its managing partner. He is also a board member of the Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center and is president of the At-Sea Processors Association.   

Mike Breivik

Director

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Mike Breivik

Director

Glacier Fish Company

Mike Breivik is a part owner of Glacier Fish Company and has held the title of CEO since 2001. Mike’s prior work experience includes time with Pacific Trawlers, Inc. in 2000 and 2001, and Sunmar Shipping from 1994 to 1999. Mike is on the board of the At-Sea Processors Association (serving as president from 2008 to 2018), Pacific Whiting Conservation Cooperative, and the National Fisheries Institute. Mike also serves on the board of North Star Fishing Company, which is owned and managed by Glacier Fish Company.

Joe Bundrant

Director

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Joe Bundrant

Director

Trident Seafoods

Joseph L. Bundrant, son of company founder Chuck Bundrant, is the chief executive officer of Trident Seafoods Corporation headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Starting with a single vessel in 1973, Trident now operates a fleet of modern offshore vessels, shore-based primary processing operations, and critical independent fleet support services located in coastal communities throughout Alaska. Trident also owns facilities in Seattle, Anacortes, Bellingham, and Everett. With secondary processing facilities and sales offices located around the globe, Trident has grown to become the largest vertically integrated seafood harvesting and processing company in North America.

Born on the remote island of Kodiak, Alaska, Joe has continued the tradition of growing the family-owned business from the inside out; nurturing loyal employees and fishermen while extending Trident’s brand and trusted reputation around the globe. Married to his high school sweetheart for more than 30 years, Joe and Mary live in Richmond Beach, Washington and take great pride in their two married daughters, three sons, and two grandchildren.

Jim Carroll

Director

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Jim Carroll

Director

North Pacific Seafoods

Jim Carroll has had a passion for the Alaska seafood industry since 1981 when he broke in as a halibut fisherman. After spending 12 years on the Bering Sea as a crab fisherman, Jim moved into the sales arena, where he has excelled. Jim is currently vice president of sales at North Pacific Seafoods, Inc.

Jim’s objective has always been to lead by example, build and maintain long-standing relationships, and encourage growth through all sectors. His experience as a fisherman has provided him with a wealth of information about multiple species, seasonal harvest, and a keen sense of navigation within the industry.

With a competitive edge and a multifaceted appreciation of the seafood industry across various business contexts, Jim strives to make a powerful and lasting difference to customers and employees alike. This is accomplished through straightforward, principle-based action to inspire accountability and engender pride in performance.

A fourth generation Seattleite, Jim’s hobbies include golf, cycling, and spending time with his wife Yesenia, daughter Elena, and son Luke.

Doug Christensen

Treasurer

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Doug Christensen

Treasurer

Arctic Storm Holding Company

Doug Christensen joined Arctic Storm Holding Company LLC in October of 1986 and was promoted to president in 1992. Today, Doug holds the additional title of CEO. Doug attended the University of Washington and earned two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. In addition to his GAPP board membership, Doug serves as chairman of the United States Surimi Commission, as president of the Pollock Conservation Cooperative, and as director of the At-Sea Processors Association.

Bob Desautel

Director

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Bob Desautel

Director

Co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer Global Seas

Bob Desautel is co-founder, president, and chief executive officer of Global Seas and Nina Fisheries, Inc. Bob co-founded Nina Fisheries In 1994 and extended its reach to Chile and Argentina in 1998. In 2001, Bob co-founded Global Seas, a subsidiary of Nina Fisheries. Global Seas quickly became one of the West Coast’s premier vessel management companies. Under Bob’s direction, Global Seas has grown into an international entity with a diverse portfolio of investments and capabilities, including seafood harvesting, processing, and marketing; maritime equipment sales; and ownership and operation of survey vessels for charter.

Bob began his career as a deckhand fishing in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea while studying business at the University of Nevada in 1978. Starting in 1980, Bob served as captain of various fishing vessels in the Alaskan pelagic fishery. He retired from vessel work in 2002 to focus on the expansion of Global Seas.

Bob has served as president and as a member of the board of the North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners’ Association and has been a strong advocate of safety education. In 1993, Bob co-founded United Catcher Boats, serving as a member of the board and later as vice president while promoting the organization’s importance to Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and West Coast fisheries. 

Mikel Durham

Chair

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Mikel Durham

Chair

CEO, American Seafoods

Mikel Durham brings a strong track record of operational excellence and growth leadership to the GAPP board of directors. Her background in branded consumer packaged goods and a deep understanding of the foodservice industry enhance our ability to help our customers meet evolving consumer needs. Rich with experience in the international marketplace, Mikel provides deep insight into our global markets.

Mikel began her career in 1985 with the management consulting firm Bain & Company, where she served in several roles working in the US, UK, Australia, and Russia. In 1994, she joined PepsiCo in the US, where she was promoted to vice president and general manager of the company’s restaurant operations in south European and north Africa. Subsequently, she served as a managing director of Guinness, as president of Burger King North America, and as president of global supply for Cadbury Schweppes.

In 2009, Mikel returned to PepsiCo, where she served as global growth officer for PepsiCo Foodservice. Her most recent role was the global chief commercial officer for private equity backed CSM Bakery Solutions, a global bakery supply manufacturer. Mikel also serves on the board of Tyson Foods, Inc.

Mark Franklin

Director

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Mark Franklin

Director

President, Golden Alaska Seafoods

Mark Franklin has worked in the seafood industry for more than 32 years and is currently the president of Golden Alaska Seafoods, where he has been for the past 20 years. Mark started his career working as a CPA in public accounting, specializing in tax work for fishermen. Before joining Golden Alaska, Mark worked for Seven Seas Fishing Company, where he was the controller for two at-sea salmon and crab processors. Mark was raised in a military family and spent most of his young life moving from country to country, including time in Japan, Germany, and the United States. When not working, Mark enjoys hiking, traveling, and competitive bowling, and is a father to three grown children. Mark feels that raising his children was his most important accomplishment of life. Mark and his wife, Terri, live on Bainbridge Island, where they enjoy the quiet aspects of island life.

Mark JoHahnson

Director

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Mark JoHahnson

Director

Westward Seafoods

Mark JoHahnson serves as president of Westward Seafoods and Alyeska Seafoods, the U.S. subsidiaries of Maruha-Nichiro Group. Mark was appointed to this role in 2015 and has worked with the company since 1994. Mark has served on the GAPP board of directors since 2015.

Paul Peyton

Director

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Paul Peyton

Director

Seafood Investment Officer, Bristol Bay Development Corporation

Paul Peyton is Seafood Investment Officer for the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC), one of the six Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Community Development Quota (CDQ) groups. CDQ groups receive allocations of federal groundfish and crab in the Bering Sea to support investment in Wild Alaska Pollock, cod, crab, and other sectors and regional economic development along the coast of the Bering Sea. Paul started with BBEDC in 1992 leading valuation and negotiation of seafood-related acquisitions, which now total $140 million. He fished commercially for salmon and halibut, managed a fishermen’s cooperative, and worked in lead and managerial positions processing a variety of fresh, frozen, and smoked seafoods in southeast Alaska. Paul then spent seven years with the State of Alaska, during which he served as Director of Commercial Fisheries Development with the Alaska Department of Commerce. Paul graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and holds a master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management.

OUR MEMBERS

The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers is dedicated to building demand for and awareness of Wild Alaska Pollock. GAPP unites the Wild Alaska Pollock industry around this common, core goal.

GAPP membership is comprised of Wild Alaska Pollock harvesters, community development quota groups, and at-sea and shore-based processors.

Akutan Catcher Vessel Assoc.
Alyeska Seafoods
American Seafoods
Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Assoc.
Arctic Fjord/Artic Storm
Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp.
Central Bering Sea Fishermen's Assoc.
Glacier Fish Company

Golden Alaska Seafoods
High Seas Fleet Cooperative
Icicle Seafoods
North Pacific Seafoods
Northern Victor Fleet Cooperative
Norton Sound Economic Development Corp.
Ocean Beauty Seafoods
Peter Pan Fleet Cooperative
Peter Pan Seafoods

Starbound
Trident Seafoods
Unalaska Fleet Cooperative
UniSea
UniSea Fleet Cooperative
Westward Fleet Cooperative
Westward Seafoods
Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Assoc.

Associate members

GAPP associate members represent all facets of the industry.  

 

Gold

Aquamar
Gorton’s Seafood
High Liner Foods
Rapp Marine US
Simrad Fisheries

Silver

Alaska Ship Supply
Key Bank
North Star Energy
Pallet Services
Perkins Coie
Trace Register

Bronze

Ballard Industrial
Beck Pack Systems
Islandbanki
Highland Refrigeration
Griffith Foods Limited
Northwest Farm Credit
Petro Marine
Wells Fargo

 

BECOME AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER

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GAPP COMMITTEES

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Purpose: To drive GAPP communication strategies, including reviewing materials and helping to guide strategy for the Wild Alaska Pollock global narrative.

Catherine Hu, High Liner Foods
Chris Hussey, Gorton’s Seafood
Gavin Kennedy, Gorton’s Seafood
Jill Cronk, True North Seafood
Joe Bundrant, Trident Seafoods, Board Liaison
John Salle, Trident Seafoods
Margery Schelling, American Seafoods, Chair

FILLET COMMITTEE

Purpose: To identify opportunities for new product innovations and marketing opportunities for Wild Alaska Pollock fillet in domestic markets and abroad.

Daisuke Fukushi
Jill Cronk, True North Seafood
Jim Donahue, UniSea, Board Liaison
Lars Fanth, Artic Storm
Mike Cusack, American Seafoods
Torunn Halhjem, Trident Seafoods, Chair

SURIMI COMMITTEE

Purpose: To identify opportunities for new product innovations and marketing opportunities for surimi in domestic markets and abroad.

Doug Christensen, Artic Storm, Board Liaison and Chair
Jason Martin, Golden Alaska
Rasmus Soerensen, American Seafoods
Sean Chae, Trident Seafoods
Sharon Ripps, GAPP Consultant
Takashi Matsumoto, UniSea

ROE COMMITTEE

Purpose: To identify opportunities for new product innovations and marketing opportunities for Wild Alaska Pollock roe in domestic markets and abroad.

Jostein Rortveit, American Seafoods
Mikel Durham, American Seafoods, Board Liaison and Chair
Suzuki San, Trident
Takashi Matsumoto, Unisea

AD HOC COMMITTEES 
SUSTAINABILITY

Purpose: To guide GAPP’s sustainability strategy, including conducting an LCA and helping to shape communications around Wild Alaska Pollock.

Austin Estabrooks, At-Sea Processors Association
Bob Desautel, Global Seas, Board Liaison and Chair
Brent Paine
Grant Mirick
Matt Tinning, At-Sea Processors Association
Paul Peyton, Bristol Bay Development Corporation
Ron Rogness, GAPP Consultant
Trent Hartill

METRICS

Purpose: To develop metrics to measure GAPP’s impact on behalf of the Wild Alaska Pollock industry and communicate ROI to GAPP membership. 

Chris Hussey, Gorton’s Seafood
Gavin Kennedy, Gorton’s Seafood
Grant Mirick
Karl Bratvold, Starbound, Board Liaison and Chair
Paul Peyton, Bristol Bay Development Corporation
Ron Rogness, GAPP Consultant