Maine-based Bristol Seafood has hired Mike Lodato as its new vice president of sales, the company confirmed with IntraFish Monday. He will work to grow the supplier's portfolio of foodservice and retail accounts, the company said.

Lodato previously served as executive vice president of Diversified Communications, which owns and operates several trade conferences, including Seafood Expo North America. He was with the company in several executive roles for 22 years.

Around half of Bristol Seafood's business is in retail, with the other half in foodservice, Bristol Seafood's CEO Peter Handy told IntraFish in May. Bristol is also one of the largest importers of North Atlantic haddock in the United States, he said.