24 Nov 2010

US based StarKist company ousts President

11:52 am on 24 November 2010

The President and chief executive officer of the United States based StarKist Company has been ousted by the company's board of directors.

StarKist owns the StarKist Samoa cannery in Pago Pago.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper reports that the board met last Friday and decided on the fate of Donald Binotto.

StarKist chairman Ingu Park has been named acting president.

There was no immediate reaction from the company on the reasons for the change in its top management.

Mr Binotto had led the operation since South Korean based Dongwon Industries acquired the business in 2008 for 359 million US dollars from San Francisco-based Del Monte Foods Co.