Andy Mecs has been named executive VP, commercial, of Chicken of the Sea International (COSI).
Most recently VP of marketing and innovation at StarKist (and serving as the chief marketing officer), Mecs will oversee the sales, marketing and supply chain functions at COSI, which is the consumer-facing brand of Thai Union North America (TUNA).
He spent a decade with StarKist, beginning as a regional sales manager and rising through the ranks. Prior to StarKist, he held business development and marketing roles at Del Monte Foods, which owned the StarKist brand before selling it to Dongwon Industries.
Mecs will report to Bryan Rosenberg, TUNA president and CEO, who cited his seafood sector experience in a statement announcing his appointment.
“His outstanding accomplishments on the commercial side of the business are well documented,” noted Rosenberg. “We believe that with Andy’s experience and vision, he is a tremendous addition to the outstanding team we currently have in place at COSI.”
Founded in 1914, COSI is headquartered in El Segundo, CA.