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Clear Spring Foods

Clear Springs Foods, Inc. Announce the promotion of Kurt Myers and Jeff Jermunson.

Kurt Myers will be elevated to President and Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2018 when he will assume full responsibility leading the development and execution of the Company’s long term strategy with a view to creating shareholder value. Kurt joined Clear Springs Foods approximately three years ago, bringing twenty years of experience working in the food industry in sales, marketing and operational roles. President and CEO Larry Cope commented “He is a strategic planner with an excellent grasp of the food industry. Kurt will work closely with the employees and as a member of the Board of Directors to assure that Clear Springs continues to provide excellent products and service to our customers.”

Jeff Jermunson will become Chief Operating Officer, also effective March 1, 2018, when he will assume full responsibility for leading the day-to-day operations of the business of the Corporation in accordance with the strategic plan and operating and capital budgets.  Jeff joined Clear Springs Foods approximately eleven years ago, bringing eighteen years of experience working in the food industry in operational roles. President and CEO Larry Cope stated “He is an excellent operational leader who has advanced our Corporation in many ways over his time with us. He is also a strategic thinker and has an exceptional grasp of the food industry.  Jeff will work closely with Kurt and employees to assure that Clear Springs continues to be a leader in the food business.”

Larry Cope will retire as an employee but will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and as a Strategic Advisor to the President and CEO.  Clear Springs Foods Board of Directors Chairman Skip Oppenheimer commented that:  “We deeply appreciate Larry Cope’s outstanding leadership and dedication to the Company during his 44 years of service and for the many accomplishments and milestones achieved during his tenure.”

Clear Springs Foods, opened in 1966, is the leading producer of premium rainbow trout and remains the only provider of 100% guaranteed boneless Clear∙Cuts® rainbow trout.

The company supports the sale of its products through a national network of regional sales managers and broker sales representatives. The company provides ongoing product support through merchandising materials and recipe development.

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