Don Binotto

Specialty Distribution


Experience:
Tri-Marine International, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer of Tuna Store & Samoa Tuna Processors, 2015-present

Contessa Liquidating Co., Inc., formerly Contessa Premium Foods, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer

Star-Kist Foods, Inc., HJ Heinz and Del Monte ownership
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer & President, 2008-2010
Managing Director, 2000


Background:
Don has over 30 years of experience in the seafood and general consumer food industry, and nearly 20 years of experience working with private equity sponsors.

Don joined Heinz in 1981 and Del Monte in December 2002, and has worked at Heinz World Headquarters, Star-Kist Foods, Inc., and Heinz Pet Products in a variety of roles. He also served as President of Star-Kist Seafood for nearly 10 years under HJ Heinz and Del Monte ownership. While with Star-Kist, Mr. Binotto invented, produced, introduced, and sold the first Flavor Fresh Retail Tuna pouch. He won the SIAL award for product of the year.