Omega Protein Completes Executive Management Succession Plan
HOUSTON, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (OME), a nutritional ingredient company and the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today announced the completion of its previously announced executive management succession plan.
Joseph L. von Rosenberg III has stepped down from his roles as CEO and President, effective December 31, 2011, and remains with the Company as Chairman of the Board. Bret D. Scholtes, previously Executive Vice President and CFO, has replaced Mr. von Rosenberg as President and CEO effective January 1, 2012. Andrew C. Johannesen, previously Senior Vice President Finance and Treasurer, has replaced Mr. Scholtes as Executive Vice President and CFO.
"We believe that the strength of our executive team will help further strategically position the Company into higher value product categories for continued growth and increased shareholder value," said Mr. von Rosenberg, Omega Protein's Chairman of the Board. "We greatly appreciate Bret's and Andrew's achievements to date and look forward to their future leadership and contributions in their new roles."
About Omega Protein Corporation
Omega Protein Corporation is a nutritional ingredient company and the nation's leading vertically integrated producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products. Omega Protein makes its products from menhaden, an Omega-3 rich fish which is abundantly available along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coasts.
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