Paul Piazza & Son Seafood, Inc. Adds New Regional Sales Manager for Foodservice - Paul Piazza Shrimp

Paul Piazza & Son Seafood, Inc. Adds New Regional Sales Manager for Foodservice

Industry veteran Jim Flanders is also an accomplished chef


New Orleans, Louisiana– Paul Piazza & Son, Inc. announced today that Jim Flanders has joined the company Regional Sales Manager for Paul Piazza’s premium, wild-caught Gulf shrimp products.

A graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, Flanders has a successful track record with seafood specifically in the food and beverage industry, having spent 16 years as a Corporate Executive Chef and Seafood Specialist for Sysco in both the Dallas and Gulf Coast areas. Most recently, he served as Director of Fresh Sales for Sysco Foods West Coast Florida.

Flanders is well-versed in a variety of industry skills and specializations — from recipe development and costing, to preparation techniques, catering and quality. He has an in-depth understanding and can relate to the challenges that foodservice industry professionals face every day. Most importantly, working with clients face-to-face in the industry in which he has spent his career gives Flanders a unique opportunity to bring added value through consultation with customers who buy or are considering Piazza’s wild-caught Gulf shrimp products.

“We are privileged to have Jim as a part of our expert team,” said Kristen Baumer, President of Paul Piazza & Son, Inc. “Our wild-caught Gulf shrimp are a premium product, and Jim knows how to help our distributors and end-user restaurant customers get the best return on their shrimp investment through menu design, costing, pairings, strategic order cycles and more.”

Flanders is a valuable go-to culinary expert who will serve existing and prospective customers of Paul Piazza & Son Seafood, Inc. He can be reached at his office number (501) 934-4525, by cell at (850)582-7862 or by email at “”.


About Paul Piazza & Son Seafood, Inc. In business for over 125 years, Paul Piazza Son Seafood, Inc. based in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the leader in processing sustainably-sourced shrimp from the coasts of Louisiana, Texas and Florida. As one of the largest, vertically integrated shrimp suppliers in the U.S., the company processes more than 30 million pounds annually of Premium, Wild-Caught Gulf shrimp. The company is deeply involved in industry sustainability initiatives, working closely with wildlife officials and state and federal regulators to stay at the forefront of sustainable and socially responsible practices. More information is available at

Our sustainability concerns extend to industry waste. Instead of discarding shrimp shells, this byproduct is hauled to local cattle farmers, who use the nutrient-packed shells for fertilizer. This organic fertilizer is rich in calcium, nitrogen and phosphorus.

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