EMERYVILLE, CALIF.—SCS Global Services announced the new management team heading up its sustainable seafood certification programs. The team includes SCS veterans Gabriela Anhalzer, who is now serving as Manager of SCS’ Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries certification unit, and Adam Spiegler as Manager of the company’s Seafood Chain of Custody (CoC) certification programs. SCS welcomes on board Adam Daddino as Manager of its Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Farms certification unit. Finally, long-time SCS seafood traceability expert Jason Swecker has been promoted to the role of Director Sales and Marketing, Seafood.
“Adam Spiegler, Gabriela, and Jason have demonstrated their expertise working with scores of clients over the years,” said Dave Bubser, SCS Vice President of Natural Resources Division. “Now we are excited to round out the management team with Adam Daddino, given his breadth of experience in the field. With this strong core of very talented and dedicated staff in the seafood programs, we are looking forward to taking our services to a new level through shared goals, strong collaboration, and as always, unsurpassed client service.”
Adam Daddino grew up spending summers in Puget Sound, Wash., where he discovered an early and deep passion for the ocean. Writing his undergraduate thesis on the collapse of the California Abalone industry, he later pursued a career in aquaculture, working in oyster farming and salmon hatcheries in Washington State. Becoming familiar with stakeholder processes and increasingly knowledgeable about the real issues that the industry faces, he pursued an M.S. in Environmental Management, along with an MBA from the University of San Francisco, to be able to contribute more to the industry.
“I am excited to be joining SCS in a role where I can be an active part of the solution to many of the problems facing our oceans,” said Daddino.
A U.S. Navy Veteran
Adam Spiegler, a U.S. Navy Veteran, started at SCS in early 2016 in the Sustainable Seafood Program and was promoted to Seafood CoC Program Manager in March 2019. Prior to joining SCS, he spent several years conducting hundreds of Seafood CoC assessments as a contract auditor in the U.S. and Canada, certifying thousands of pounds of seafood that have already entered into global supply chains. Adam earned his education in the seafood mecca of Massachusetts, graduating with a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in Environmental, Earth & Ocean Science, focusing on seafood eco-labeling systems.
Gabriela Anhalzer, an Ecuador native, has led the MSC Fisheries team since March 2019. As former Technical Specialist in Fisheries at SCS, she focused on certifications for the Mexico and South America regions. In international markets, her experience includes contributing to marine conservation projects, being involved in policy solutions for sustainability, and engaging with diverse stakeholders. Before coming to SCS, she worked at the United Nations Development Programme as Regional Stakeholder/Policy Analysis and Engagement Expert. She also co-founded the start-up venture TRUfish, conducting DNA testing of mislabeled seafood. She obtained a Master of Environmental Management at Duke University, where she carried out a value chain analysis of Mahi-mahi imported to the U.S. from Ecuador and Peru.
Jason Swecker serves as the Sales and Marketing Director for Sustainable Seafood. From 2018 through June 2019 Jason also held the dual role of Interim Manager of the Aquaculture Certification Program. From 2008 to 2016 he was the Program Manager for Sustainable Seafood Traceability and Chain of Custody at SCS. In that capacity, Jason developed extensive experience working with seafood supply chains on achieving chain-of-custody certification. In addition, Jason led and participated in the development of strategies that addressed issues spanning ENGO/stakeholder engagement, government relations, business operations, labor issues, and standards development. Jason holds a B.S. in Marine Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
For more information on sustainable seafood certifications, visit https://www.scsglobalservices.com/services/seafood-sustainability.