Stavis Seafoods Hires Seafood Veteran As Director Of Operations

BOSTON, MA. – Stavis Seafoods, a family-owned, international seafood wholesale and distribution company, today announced it hired seafood veteran Brett Heidtke to serve as the company’s new Director of Operations.  Heidtke has more than 15 years of experience leading seafood production and operational facilities and his addition will help optimize Stavis’ two Boston processing facilities as well as its Miami location. This addition is part of a larger, aggressive growth plan that includes securing new business opportunities, enhancing customer service and capitalizing on strategic investments like the Stavis Seafoods Fresh Center and the company’s expanded Miami facility.

“Brett is an important addition to our operations staff and management team,” said Richard Stavis, CEO of Stavis Seafoods. “He is joining Stavis Seafoods at a time when we have made important growth investments and have a new energy and focus.   His plant management experience will help us elevate our effort at all of our facilities to ensure we are achieving our organizational objectives and providing superior customer service.  He is an important part of our goal of building the business for the future.”

Heidtke’s 15+ years of experience in seafood operations includes planning, organizing and managing all aspects of a value-added line of business, overseeing two locations and supervising more than 100 employees. His experience also includes oversight of seafood manufacturing and working closely with QA to ensure specifications and control programs. 

“Brett will work closely with sales, quality assurance and buying to ensure we are maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction,” added Greg Burgess, President of Stavis Seafoods. “He brings a skill set that will be of great benefit to the company and we are confident this addition will help us heighten our operational efforts across the board.” 

About Stavis Seafoods:

Stavis Seafoods is a family business that has been a Boston Waterfront landmark since 1929.  The company is a recent winner of the Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Award and recently opened a new Boston-based Fresh Center and an expanded Miami facility that includes fresh processing.  Originally called Stavis Ipswich Clam Company, Stavis Seafoods ships more than 37 million pounds of fresh and frozen seafood annually. Working from an inventory of more than 1100 seafood items, Stavis distributes seafood via air, truck and ship worldwide. Flexible and fast paced, Stavis Seafoods’ expert buying desks provide up-to-the-minute market information and extremely competitive pricing to all its customers. Stavis also offers a line of famous brands, including BOS’N, ChillFresh, Foods From the Sea, Boston Pride and Prince Edward. For more information about Stavis Seafoods, please call us at (617) 482-6349 or visit us at

Source: Stavis Seafoods