Bob Desautel, CEO of Alaska pollock harvester Global Seas, has been named the new chairman of the board of the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP). He replaces former American Seafoods CEO Mikel Durham, who left the company in February as part of a management restructuring.

Desautel was pivotal in securing the increased industry investment in GAPP four years ago and has plans to redouble those efforts as chair, GAPP said in an announcement Friday.