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JJ McDonnell & Company Looking to the Future
Company Leadership Restructures 
Elkridge, Maryland (January 4, 2022) - Premier supplier of seafood products and customer services, JJ McDonnell & Co. Inc., is excited to announce that our company is growing.  George McManus will be moving into the newly created position of Chief Executive Officer and Visionary. In addition, the Company is equally pleased to announce the hiring of Brett Black, who will take over the role of President. 
McManus has served as President since 1986, when he acquired the Company.  This move will enable him to focus his attention on building stronger relationships with current and new vendors, customers, and employees. 
Brett Black has logged over three decades in the food industry. He is known for decisive decision-making and leading a team to achieve operational excellence.  Black served as President and CEO of Devault Foods and Vice President of Frozen Food Operations for Giorgio Foods.  He will report directly to McManus as he integrates all significant functions of business, operations and manage the day-to-day activities to ensure JJ McDonnell’s service in providing excellence in seafood. 
“The last few years have been a challenge for the community and many of our customers. So, it presents an exciting time for us to find innovative products and ways to deliver service better.” says Black. “I’m extremely excited to be able to work with George and be part of the JJ McDonnell Family.  I look forward to working with our team to serve our customers and achieve positive growth.” 
Together McManus and Black will collaborate with other key executives at JJ McDonnell & Company to drive focus on providing service, continue responsible practices, and expand educational content to both the foodservice and retail sectors of the industry. 
“I am excited and eager to bring on Brett and look forward to the opportunities he will bring to the entire Company and staff.  Our combined strengths and efforts will ultimately bring excellent industry products, service and knowledge to our customers” “The addition of Brett Black to our team is a milestone for our Company.” concludes McManus. 


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