Alaska seafood processor Peter Pan Seafood has hired Thai Union executive Kevin Bixler as its news CEO.

Bixler, who officially joins the company next month, will take over the CEO responsibilities from company owner and Chief Growth Officer Rodger May, who has been handling the chief executive duties since the departure of longtime Peter Pan CEO Barry Collier in March 2021.

Collier's departure came as the "new" Peter Pan was taking shape in the wake of the acquisition of the company by May and private equity groups McKinley Capital and RRG Capital Management.