BALTIMORE Phillips Foods and Seafood Restaurants, a seafood supplier and operator of a namesake casual-dining seafood chain, appointed Steve Phillips as its new president, a post he will assume in addition to his duties as the company’s chief executive.
Phillips replaces Mark Sneed, who died last month of a heart attack at age 50.
The Baltimore-based company also promoted three other executives. Dean Flowers was named executive vice president and chief financial officer; Tom Heim was appointed senior vice president of foodservice, retail and club stores; and John Knorr was named senior vice president of national accounts, restaurant and franchise operations.
Phillips said he intends to grow the company through the creation of business unit teams that will develop plans to expand its foodservice, retail and club stores. The company generated $160 million in sales in 2006.
Phillips Foods owns and operates seafood-processing plants in China, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. The company’s restaurant division operates full-service units in six cities, including Philadelphia, Baltimore and Myrtle Beach, S.C.