Mike established Channel Seafoods International in the early 1980’s and has overseen its growth ever since. He is extremely excited about the direction of the company and of the seafood industry. He says that as a company we strive to provide a wide range of high-quality seafood products at competitive prices to our varied customers. The seafood industry, he believes, has made great strides in protecting the trust that has been handed to us to ensure the viability of our oceans and its resources for generations to come.
Peter Aronstam brings more than 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, banking and international trade to Channel Seafoods International. He joined our team four years ago and has been instrumental in guiding a highly successful planned growth for Channel Seafoods.
Senior Account Representative
Bob Levine began his career in the Seafood business back in the mid 1980’s importing fresh fish and seafood from Central & South America. He has been working for Channel Seafoods International since 2009 handling key accounts and working to help the company to develop new products.
National Account Manager
Ebby attended St. John’s University N.Y. studying accounting and business management. After a successful career in the Real Estate industry in California, he joined Channel Seafoods in 2016 to assist in the development of national accounts.
International Account Manager
Ken Eden is from Northern California and has been in Florida for many years. He has also lived in Guatemala and has strong ties with Latin America. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business. Ken oversees export sales here at Channel Seafoods International.
Donald Modenbach Jr.
Don began his career in the seafood industry in 1978 as a commercial fisherman. He spent many years in Alaska (Kodiak Island and Dutch Harbor) working in the ground fish industry there. His industry experience includes management positions in production, operations, transportation/logistics, purchasing & sales. Don joined the staff at Channel in 2013 as a sales representative.
Mark Sussman has been in the seafood business for 10 years, selling frozen and fresh seafood nationally. Born and raised in Queens, NY, then spent many years in the Boston area where he gained his seafood expertise. He now works in the sales force for Channel Seafoods International since 2014.
Inventory and Customer Service Specialist
Alice Orozco is born and raised from Miami, FL. She is vastly experienced in inventory management, purchasing, importing, and a logistics specialist and can adapt to any given role given. She currently has 17 years of experience within the seafood industry and currently provides administrative support to the Channel Seafood team.
Growing up in South Florida, Jay shares the love and respect for the ocean and life style of the beach. He has been in the seafood industry for twenty years, developing programs for national and regional distributors. Jay also developed contract business through his relationships with national restaurant chain accounts, working closely with chefs and their seafood product needs. Jay has owned and operated a restaurant management group, where the foundation of customer service is paramount for sustaining any successful business.
Jim was born into the restaurant business. He transitioned to seafoods sales, which he has now been doing very successfully for the last 23 years. Jim joined the Channel Seafoods team back in 2019 and specializes in selling broad liners and chain accounts.
Growing up in the Great South Bay of New York, David spent his summers helping his older brother with his clamming business. He graduated from Wilson Tech with a culinary degree and made the move to South Florida, holding many positions in clubs and hotels before transitioning into broadline distribution sales. Providing exceptional customer service through understanding his customers’ needs and the competitive environment they work in. On weekends David loves to saltwater fish and spend time out on the water.
While new to the seafood industry, Melissa brings over 20 years of accounts receivable experience to Channel Seafoods. Joined Channel in 2022 with a desire to ensure billing, payments, and any discrepancies are communicated to the customers promptly. She takes pride in maintaining a positive and professional work environment with her co-workers and looking forward to new horizons and a fresh catch to her career!
As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Obe David has been meeting the accounting needs of Channel Seafoods for 3 years. She brings over 10 years of experience with her to the team. She runs day-to-day operations to ensure the general ledger always remains in balance, while enhancing the record keeping and providing excellent work ethics. A wife to one husband, mother to 2 teenage boys and a pre-teen. She loves going on vacation with family, riding bikes, feeding the homeless, and attending church. Grateful for the opportunity to be on the Channel Seafoods team and look forward on the journey ahead.