Rick Heroux Leaves CMC To Join Nirsa

The Chief Operating Officer at Thailand’s Chotiwat Manufacturing Co. (CMC), Richard Heroux, is set to leave the major canner and join Ecuadorian tuna fishing and processing firm Nirsa.

In attendance at the Bangkok tuna conference, Heroux told Atuna, the supporting company at the event, that he will start working as the President of Nirsa’s tuna operations this July.

Dubbed as a “veteran” in the tuna industry, Heroux has over 40 years of experience in the tuna business. He was the President of Seafman – Tri Marine’s majority owned tuna processing company in Ecuador and also worked for Thailand’s second largest canned Sea Value before joining CMC.

Another big player Heroux was previously part of is Princes. He worked as the Managing Director of the firm’s Mauritius plant for more than five years before joining Tri Marine.

According to reports, the Canadian born businessman started his career in canned seafood in 1976 when he joined the Canadian government’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Following this, Heroux went over to the private sector and gained experience in Alaska, Philippines, Fiji, Thailand and Ecuador.