Bristol Hires New VP of Sales, Pardy Steps Down

Bristol Hires New VP of Sales, Pardy Steps Down

Jimmy Davolio joins as Vice President of Sales
Darrell Pardy, Co-Founder and former CEO and SVP Sales steps down

PORTLAND, Maine, May 25 – Bristol Seafood announced today that Jimmy Davolio has joined the company as Vice President of Sales to further develop its growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.  Mr. Davolio has significant experience within the food industry having held similar roles at Celebration Foods and Wise Foods.

Mr. Davolio noted “I am excited to become a member of the Bristol team.  Our premium quality products and high ethical standards put us in a tremendous position to add value to customers in all segments.”

Peter Handy, President & CEO noted “Jimmy brings a wealth of experience and his appointment is a sign of our continued commitment to being a leader in our industry.  I look forward to working with him to share our uncompromising Maine standards with more consumers.”

In addition, Darrell Pardy, Co-Founder and former President & CEO will step down from his role as SVP of Sales.  Mr. Pardy, along with Founding Partner Ray Swenton, started the company in 1992 and built it to what it is today – a processor and distributor with a nationwide following known for its high-quality products and Maine values.

Pardy noted, “I’m thrilled that Jimmy is joining Bristol. He brings values, experience, and leadership that will help our company achieve its sales and growth goals. I’m pleased to welcome him to Portland and the seafood industry.”

Both Founders, Pardy and Swenton, remain shareholders and members of the Board of Directors, with Swenton as Chairman.


About Bristol Seafood:
Bristol provides quality seafood to people who care about what they eat.  Founded in 1992, the company enjoys a nationwide following for its steadfast adherence to its uncompromising Maine standards.  This invoices pairing efficiency-building technologies with finishing done the old-fashioned way – by hand.  In 2015, Bristol reported record sales and shipped more than 6 million pounds of seafood from its facility on the Portland, Maine fish pier.  The company is the first and only processor of mussels, scallops, and fillets in the state of Maine to earn a Safe Quality Food institute certification.  Learn more at www.bristolseafood.com.


Media contact: news@bristolseafood.com