Valter Pitol, CEO
James Fernando de Morais, deputy CEO
Paraná state-based industrial cooperative Copacal produces and sells branded frozen tilapia and hake fillets, pintado (Brazilian catfish) steaks and frozen shrimp. Product lines also include value-added items such as tilapia croquettes, tilapia lasagna and tilapia escondidinho (Shepherd’s Pie) and tilapia in a four-cheese sauce.
The company slaughters around 31.7 million fish annually, and directly employs around 5,700 employees.