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Jim Kennedy

Owner - Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd.

Jim and Lori have been in the fishing industry for over 30 years. Together, they started the business in 1984. They have many contacts in the industry and have grown the business from nothing to a multi-million dollar a year company. They have that true entrepreneurial spirit and thrive on always moving forward.
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Lori Kennedy


Jim and Lori have been in the fishing industry for over 30 years. Together, they started the business in 1984. They have many contacts in the industry and have grown the business from nothing to a multi-million dollar a year company. They have that true entrepreneurial spirit and thrive on always moving forward.
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Allan MacLean

Senior Operations Manager

Allan MacLean grew up in a fishing family in Cape Dauphin, Cape Breton. He fished commercially after graduating high school and before starting his career at the Department of Fisheries in 1983. Allan finished his career at DFO as the Director General of the Conservation and Protection Program in 2016. After giving retirement a try, he accepted the role of Senior Operations Manager with Louisbourg Seafoods in 2017
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Derrick Kennedy

Sales Director

Derrick Kennedy has over 30 years experience in the fishing industry and seafood processing field. He has been manager at Louisbourg Seafoods for over 10 years and has many years of experience in marketing and sales. He has a great deal of experience in quality control, HACCP, QMP, data collection, and quota acquisition.
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Jan Voutier

Manager - Ka'Le Bay Seafoods Ltd.

Jan Voutier has over 25 years of experience in the fishing industry. He brings a diverse background of experience in sales, marketing, product development, plant management, and procurement. Jan has worked with National Sea Products in the past and has worked in shellfish, saltfish, and groundfish throughout his career.
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Natalie Jessome

Manager - Northsyde Processing Ltd.

Natalie started in the fishing industry as a biologist in the Aquaculture sector and worked for 18 years raising Atlantic Salmon and Rainbow Trout. She returned to school and obtained a post graduate degree in Biopharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical Technology, where she advanced her knowledge and experience working in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Quality Assurance Management. Natalie returned to the fishing industry as a Quality Assurance Manager in the shrimp industry and has managed Quality Programs for crab and clam processing facilities. Natalie came to Northsyde Processing as Quality Assurance Manager in 2016. Having acquired a deep understanding of the process and customer requirements, Natalie was promoted to Plant Manager.
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Brian Unsworth

J.K. Marine Services Manager

Known province wide for his excellence in providing memorable customer service, Brian has gathered many accolades in the hospitality industry over the last 20+ years. Leading with his personable approach, Brian is a firm believer that customer service is more of an attitude than a department. Brian is new to the fishing industry and is passionate about building and maintaining new relationships in this new venture. His positive attitude, work ethic, and ability to adapt to all situations make him an asset to Louisburg Seafoods.
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Jose Sierra

Procurement Manager

Jose graduated with a bachelor's in Financial Economics from BYU-Idaho. After studying and working in the USA, he decided to take a new adventure and move to Cape Breton and earned a Post Baccalaureate degree in Supply Chain Management at CBU. He is a Supply Chain Management professional with expertise in procurement, logistics, and efficiencies. Skilled in vendor management, negotiation, and cost reduction. Proficient in data analysis, identifying trends, and data-driven decision-making. Hands-on experience in Power Apps app development and Power Automate process automation. Successfully designed and built customized applications for supply chain needs, streamlining order management, and supplier communication. Automated key processes improving efficiency and minimizing errors. A proven track record of driving digital transformation, optimizing supply chain operations, and achieving business success through technology.
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Kurt Simmons

Manager of Science

Bio coming soon
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John Percy

Plant Manager-Louisbourg Seafoods

John Percy hails from Brigus, Newfoundland, where he grew up in a fishing family. He has been in the industry for 35 years. He started out as a commercial fishermen, along with his two brothers. You could say it's a family affair, as his wife has also worked in the fishery her whole life. John has had many roles in the fishery; commercial fishermen, quality control in a processing plant, plant manager, seafood instructor for a university. In 2015 he came to Louisbourg Seafoods as an advisor. In 2018 he accepted the position of plant manager at Louisbourg Seafoods.
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Dave Cormier

Plant Manager, Canso Seafoods Ltd.

In June of 2011, Dave moved his family from Sydney, Nova Scotia to the town of Canso.  Dave’s background was extensive in the area of Sales Management of industrial Cape Breton.  While having little experience in the fishing industry, Dave took on the challenge of operating Canso Seafoods Ltd. in his vision of seeing the successful growth for the community and the plant.  Hard work and dedication is what Dave feels are his best credentials to bring to the Louisbourg Team.
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Peter Cameron


Peter joined the Louisbourg Seafoods team in 2015, after serving as a CFO for Schwartz Furniture and New Dawn Enterprises. Peter obtained his Masters of Business Administration from St. Mary's University in 1996, and became a Chartered Accountant in 1999.
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Debbie MacIntrye

Office Manager

Bio coming soon
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Damien Barry

General Counsel

Damien grew up in County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. He moved to Cape Breton in 2013 after having lived and worked in the USA, England, Hong Kong and Ireland. Damien graduated from the National University of Ireland Law School in 2006 and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2014. Prior to taking up his present role of General Counsel with Louisbourg Seafoods in December of 2018, he worked with a leading Cape Breton Law Firm.
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Shaowei Xu(Shawn)

Sales Manager 日本語でおk

Shaowei Xu grew up in Kunshan, a city next to Shanghai in China. Shaowei moved to Cape Breton in 2018 and obtained his Master’s in Business Administration in Community Economic Development (MBA in CED) from Cape Breton University. Before working as the sales manager in Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd, Shaowei was an entrepreneur and small business owner based in Nova Scotia. Shaowei excels at developing and maintaining relationships with customers and businesses around the world. His extensive international network allows him to solve problems and come up with innovative solutions for his clients.
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Garry Simms

Health and Safety Manager

Garry grew up in Newfoundland and started working in the fishing industry at an early age. He held many supervisory roles with NSP until the collapse of the ground fishery in 1992. Garry changed careers and for several years worked in the oil & gas industry finishing as the Health, Safety Environmental Manager for the West Africa region. He started with Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd four years ago in retail fish sales. Garry accepted the role of Health & Safety Manager for all divisions of Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd in April 2020.