Sales Team

Experience, Expertise and Integrity

Our uniquely talented, multilingual sales team has decades of experience selling to Europe, Asia, the US and Canada. Our services include expertise in fresh & frozen seafood marketing, processing and consulting, trading, export, import, broker and bait sales. Our sales people develop and maintain long term relationships with customers across multiple markets, due to their commitment to integrity, honesty and treating every customer as a valued partner.

Tab Goto president owner
Tab Goto
Chairman
Direct: 206-812-2827
Fax: 206-768-8985
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With over 40 years of experience in the seafood industry, Tab has done everything from driving a forklift, cutting and grading fish, and designing a freezing system to managing cold storage and processing plants. But his greatest passion is expanding E&E Foods seafood sales and production.

"What I like most about my job is that it's never boring," says Tab. "There are always new challenges and our people amaze me every day. I am excited about our new facility that will let us serve our customers better. We will have the ability to double our filleting capacity and to cut portions on demand."

In sales, Tab focuses on Asian markets. He has a profound knowledge of the Japanese seafood market and has many well established relationships with Japanese clients and companies.

Tab graduated from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver with a Bachelor of Science degree; he speaks fluent Japanese.

For questions regarding export contracts and other logistics issues, please contact Tab's assistant, Joann Park.
Direct: 206-812-2821
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Randy Patrick director of sales owner
Randy Patrick
President
Direct: 206-812-2834
Cell: 206-601-2341
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Randy has been a part of the Alaska seafood industry for over 40 years. During college he worked summers in canneries and fishing the Egegik River near Bristol Bay. After graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Randy established Dockside Seafoods, a brokerage company focused on Alaska seafood. Randy joined E&E Foods in 1994 and became an owner/partner in 1995.

Randy travels extensively throughout Alaska developing relationships with local fisherman, establishing market grades, and managing quality control and best practices at production facilities. He is an authority on Alaska seafood for domestic and European markets, and specializes in all five species of a wild salmon. Many of Randy's customers have worked with him for decades.

"I enjoy matching the right raw material to our customer's exact needs," says Randy. "The species, the catch area, and the catch method all contribute to the quality of the finished product."

For questions regarding export contracts and other logistics issues, please contact Randy's assistant, Joann Park.
Direct: 206-812-2821
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Ken NG chief operating officer
Ken Ng
Chief Operating Officer
Direct: 206-812-2829
Fax: 206-768-8985
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With a degree in economics, Ken began his career in corporate banking. He facilitated the merger that created NorQuest Seafoods and became CFO of the new company in 1992. Ken also served as General Manager for NorQuest’s subsidiary, Port Chatham Smoked Seafoods (Portlock).

Ken has known Tab and Randy since 1993 and joined E&E Foods in 2009 to help manage the company’s expansion.

"E&E Foods is a fast growing company with tremendous potential," Ken says. "Decisions about opportunities are made quickly so it’s an exciting place to work."

Ken spent the first 13 years of his life in Hong Kong, before moving with his family to Seattle. He speaks Cantonese and is a graduate from the University of Washington.

 

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Bob O'Bryant
Senior Vice President, Sales & Seattle Area Processing
Direct: 253-231-3520
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Bob is a seasoned professional known throughout the industry for his management and ability to produce, brand and market value-added seafood products. He most recently served as President of Cannon Fish, and before that was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bellingham, Washington-based Bornstein Seafood.

The majority of O’Bryant’s career had been spent at Pacific Seafood Group (PSG) where he served in many capacities including the General Manager of Starfish, a consumer packaged goods brand known for developing and launching a successful Gluten-Free breaded seafood line, General Manager of Salmolux, the smoke salmon division and as the PSG Marketing Director.

 

Mark Fouty
Mark Fouty
Vice President, Sales, Blackcod & Roe Products
Direct: 206-812-2826
Cell: 206-295-7082
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Mark joined E&E Foods in the spring of 2014, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in global business development, marketing and sales, and client service. Specializing in the financial services industry, Mark has worked in New York, Princeton, Tokyo, and London for Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, and The Bank of Tokyo.

"The seafood business has so much variety and forces you to be adaptive and creative on a daily basis," says Mark. "At E&E Foods there is a strong entrepreneurial spirit that is energizing."

Mark graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Business, and from the University of South Carolina with a Master’s degree in International Business. He also studied at Waseda University in Tokyo; he is fluent in Japanese.

 

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Peter Wakeman
Vice President, Value-Added Products
Direct: 253-458-9935
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Peter worked his way through college at the University of Washington by working at Seattle's well known purveyor of seafood, the Wild Salmon Seafood Market. He started his career in the industry as a fish cutter there and gained valuable experience with a wide variety of seafood products.

"I enjoys providing the right products to the right people," says Peter. "It is important that, with fishing vessels and plants in Alaska and the Seattle area, E&E Foods control the entire process from water to plate, ensuring a high quality product."

Peter and his wife Liz reside in the Greenlake neigborhood, and enjoy spending time with their daughter Clemintine and Bandit the dog.

 

Chris Rawski European sales manager
Chris Rawski
European Sales Manager
Cell: 011-48-608-37-88-78
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The son of an avid angler, Chris spent his childhood traveling with his father on an old Polish Gazela motorbike to the lakes and rivers of Eastern Europe. No surprise that today, his interests follow subjects related to nature; in his spare time he is a devoted aquaculturist and horticulturist.

Chris became actively involved in the wild salmon market in 2002 and joined the E&E Foods sales team in 2005. Chris sells all five species of Alaska Salmon, H&G and fillets, to customers throughout Europe.

"It's wonderful to be able to provide European customers with exceptional Alaska seafood," says Chris. "E&E Foods cares about their product and their customers and we do what it takes to keep them happy & coming back for more."

Chris speaks English, Russian and Polish. He graduated from Warsaw University as a Landscape Ecologist in 1992 and with Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Thames Valley University of London in 1997.

For questions regarding export contracts and other logistics issues, please contact, Joann Park.
Direct: 206-812-2821
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Sarah Daniels fresh sales team leader in us and canada
Sara Daniels
Domestic Fresh Division Manager
Direct: 206-812-2832
Cell: 206-849-0382
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Fresh seafood has been a part of Sara's life as long as she can remember. Running wild on the shores of the San Juan Islands, between Washington and British Columbia, Sara spent her childhood summers fishing, setting crab pots, digging clams and shucking fresh oysters off the beach. In her 20's she spent three years fishing on an Alaska tender and selling smoked salmon during the off season. Sara then owned and managed a prominent fish market in Seattle's Pike Place Market selling fresh local, Alaskan, and exotic seafoods.

Sara brought her experience and great enthusiasm to E&E Foods in 2004. As Team Leader for Fresh Sales, Sara primarily sells all five species of salmon, Alaskan halibut, and black cod. She also manages communication and coordination between E&E Foods' processing plants and sales office.

"I really enjoy the relationships I have with my customers and the people who make everything happen at our plants. It's really all about teamwork," says Sara. "I also just love what I sell - who wouldn't?!"

For questions regarding logistics issues, please contact our Logistics Manager, Kenny Luu.
Direct: 206-812-3360
Cell: 206-550-5218
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Josh Watts Category and Account Manager
Josh Watts
Category and Account Manager
Direct: 206-493-2871
Cell: 206-295-6364
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Josh started his venture in the seafood industry working on a fishing vessel in Alaska and then on the docks in Astoria, Oregon offloading Dungeness crab boats. This experience was followed by several years working in operations for Ocean Beauty Seafoods. Josh then further expanded his skills and knowledge base by joining Icicle Seafoods where he was responsible for coordinating all fresh sales with their Alaska production plants and their Atlantic salmon production from the U.S. and Chile.

“I live for the challenges that seafood brings to the table,” says Josh. “There is nothing cookie cutter about fish; each day brings new experiences."

For E&E Foods, Josh is responsible for initiating, coordinating and maintaining the sourcing and sales of our expanding aquaculture programs. Josh’s experience, knowledge and wit are much appreciated. When asked if he spoke any languages other than English, he said, “just fish!”

 

Joel Fahland
Joel Fahland
Fresh & Frozen Sales Representative
Direct: 206-257-6594
Fax: 206-618-0995
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Joel entered the seafood industry through the kitchen, working as a chef at some of Seattle’s premiere seafood restaurants, including Ray’s Boathouse, Ponti Seafood Grill, and Wolfgang Puck’s ObaChine. When he became interested in sales, Joel served as Sales Manager at Clippership, and in business development at Northern Fish.

"Being a part of a great team with very smart and experienced people is the best part of working at E&E Foods," says Joel. "It’s exciting to be able to contribute to growing this exceptional company."

Joel focuses on developing new sales with distributors nationwide and bringing new items to existing customers. His track record as a reliable, fair but firm sales representative with a good sense of humor has enabled him to work with the same customers for over ten years.

Born in Oak Grove, Oregon, Joel spends his spare time hiking and participating in all types of sports. Joel received his Culinary Arts Degree from the Culinary Institute of America, and we keep reminding him that there is a full kitchen at our office!

 

Marc Taylor
Marc Taylor
Fresh & Frozen Sales Representative
Direct: 206-768-8979
Cell: 206-399-7794
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Needing a summer job when he was nineteen, Marc began working with seafood at E&E Foods’ Coffee Point Seafoods plant in NakNek, Alaska. From there he moved to Trident Seafoods, where he started out cutting sockeye in the raw room and eventually moved to the corporate office managing inventory, order fulfillment, forecasting and demand planning. In his new position at E&E Foods, he will leverage his supply chain management experience and take on sales.

“I really enjoy working with different customers,” says Marc. “I am available 24/7 and am here to fulfill as many as their needs as we can.”

Marc was born in Twin Falls, Idaho and graduated from Evergreen State College in Washington with a major in business and a minor in economics. Marc’s passion is basketball – he played throughout high school and college and continues playing in city leagues. He is also an assistant coach at a local high school. 

 

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Scott Pauli
National Sales
Direct: 253-231-3452
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Scott had a unique start to his long career in seafood. At 24, he spent his days harpooning swordfish in southern California. His vast experience includes quality control in the Alaska factory trawler fleet; training longline vessel crews in fresh fish handling in South Africa, Namibia and Reunion Island; seafood inspecting for Surefish Seattle; and national sales for Sea Port Products and Galaxy Foods.

Scott thrives on progression, embracing the perpetually evolving seafood industry, along with the challenge of learning new products and distribution channels.  "Being part of the dynamic E&E Foods team is an honor," says Scott. "And a personal crowning achievement in the fish business."

Personal time includes family, fly fishing and gardening.

 

Ken NG chief operating officer
Dave Gibson
Midwest Regional Manager, Value-Added Products
Direct: 206-571-4886
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Dave's bio is coming soon!

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Zach Krokos
National Sales, Value-Added Products
Direct: 253-458-9987
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Zach is known throughout the industry for his sterling customer service skills and his ability to brand and market value-added seafood products. He began his seafood career at the retail level with Quality Food Centers while attending the University of Washington.

Prior to his recent 11.5-year tenure with Sea Port Products Corporation, a premium broadline seafood importer, he worked for Metropolitan Market, one of Seattle’s finest gourmet retail chains. Zach's career has provided a breadth and depth of experience in the industry from retail to wholesale and knowledge of sustainability management practices and quality control. 

Zach’s passion of the industry is reignited every day by the challenges and satisfactions that come from fulfilling customer and company needs.  “Like the motion of the Oceans, the seafood business is never static," says Zach. "There are always new challenges and learning opportunities presented everyday.” 

Fly fishing and adventures around the globe with his beautiful wife Erica keep Zach busy in his off time.

 

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Noi Chutong
Fresh & Frozen Sales Logistics Support
Direct: 206-493-2844
Cell: 206-849-0543
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To say Noi was born to the seafood industry is not a stretch; her family has been in the seafood business in Thailand since she was a child. Noi’s dad owned fishing boats and her mom worked at a seafood auction market. After earning an MBA in the United States, Noi returned to Thailand to work for a large banking group, where one of her customers was in the shrimp business and asked her to work for them back in the U.S. 

 

“There is never a dull moment in the seafood business,” says Noi. “And working at E&E Foods is great because there are people here who have been working in the salmon industry for over 40 years. That’s decades of knowledge which is invaluable in the business.”

 

Noi was raised in Bangkok and received her first Bachelor of Arts from Assumption University in Thailand. She moved to the U.S. and received an undergraduate degree in economics at Ohio State University and her Master Degree in marketing at Oklahoma City University.

 

Kenny Luu logistics manager us and canada
Kenny Luu
Fresh & Frozen Logistics Manager US & Canada
Direct: 206-812-3360
Cell: 206-550-5218
Fax: 206-768-8985
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As our Logistics Manager, Kenny is responsible for shipping and tracking millions of pounds of seafood each year. Kenny is always looking for the best transport option to ensure our product gets to its destination on time and with its quality intact.

"My focus is to find the most cost effective and the most reliable source of transportation in order to save the company and our customers money and worry," says Kenny.

Kenny has worked on the logistics side of the seafood industry for close to twenty years and has built strong relationships with a premium group of transport companies. Kenny attended the University of Washington and speaks fluent Vietnamese and Chinese.

 

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Andrew Coley
Logistics
Direct: 253-231-3110
Cell: 425-223-6996
Fax: 206-768-8985
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As a logistics specialist in the seafood industry, Andrew applies his experience to providing the sterling customer service that E&E Foods, Inc. customers have come to expect. Andrew is focused on deepening vendor relationships, streamlining logistic processes, and providing cost-effective and efficient solutions,  all while pursuing a degree in Supply Chain Management at Central Washington University.

“I believe that teamwork makes the dream work,” says Andrew. “And the EEF team is top notch; everyone is dedicated to providing the best product possible.

When Andrew is not working his logistics magic, or studying, he enjoys hitting the slopes on his snowboard in the winter and enjoying rounds of golf the rest of the year.

 

Ken NG chief operating officer
Sydney Sackett
Sales Assistant
Direct: 253-231-3142
Fax: 206-768-8985
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Sydney's bio is coming soon!

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