Maine Coast Expands Executive Leadership Team

Monday, December 18, 2017
Contact: Annie Tselikis

Maine Coast exec team
Michael Delahanty, Tom Adams, Sheila Adams, and Peter Brent (L-R) make up the Maine Coast executive team.

YORK, MAINE – Maine Coast, a world-wide distributor of North American lobster, headquartered in York, Maine, has announced the appointment of Sheila Adams to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Adams brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing and management experience to Maine Coast. She has worked with technology companies in all stages of growth from venture-backed start-ups to late stage, including several successful IPO’s and Merger & Acquisitions. Most recently, Sheila developed the Strategic Alliances Channel programs at ExactTarget, now a Salesforce company, and Gigya, Inc., now an SAP company. Adams will oversee global sales and marketing operations with a focus on customer growth, new market development, and brand awareness.

“I could not be more excited for the opportunity to work with the team at Maine Coast. Finding a way to bring my experience from Silicon Valley back home to our family business has been one of my personal goals. Maine Coast is a company with great impact on both our local community in York, and the state of Maine,” says Adams. “They have built a great team that delivered incredible growth over the past few years. I am honored to partner with them to take Maine Coast to the next level.”

Maine Coast has seen growth of 125% over the past three years. Company founder-CEO, and Sheila’s husband, Tom Adams felt this current stage of growth called for investment in executive leadership to support his dedicated sales and marketing team. “Sheila has been a part of the Maine Coast family from the early days of planning for the company launch. We have long considered how to leverage her experience to benefit the company. I am incredibly proud to have her join the company as we grow and continue to deliver positive impact in our local community and the lobster industry.”

Maine Coast is also proud to announce the promotions of Michael Delahanty to CFO and Peter Brent to VP of Operations.

Michael joined Maine Coast as Corporate Controller in 2015. He has helped establish the financial planning and administrative management of the rapidly growing company.  Prior to Maine Coast, Michael served as regional controller and manager of Financial Planning & Analysis at IDEXX Laboratories.

Peter has been part of the Maine Coast team since 2013. In that period, he has invested his time learning all facets of the business. He has demonstrated great aptitude and tremendous leadership managing the complex operations and logistics of a worldwide lobster distribution business.

“Peter and Michael have been instrumental helping manage our growth. They continue building great teams to ensure quality is the priority at every stage of our business,” said Tom. “I look forward to having them join the executive team bringing their knowledge, insights, and helping us set the key strategies needed to continue our growth.”

About Maine Coast:

Maine Coast is a live lobster wholesaler headquartered in York, Maine. Our operations in York, Maine and on the Boston Fish Pier provide for rapid-ship delivery worldwide via Logan Airport and specialized service to Boston and southern New England area customers. Maine Coast has holding capacity for 180,000 pounds of live lobster, employing 50 people. The company has received numerous awards in the past few years including 2015 US Small Business Administration’s Small Business Exporter of the Year for Maine, 2016 Mainebiz Fastest Growing Mid-Sized Company, and 2017 Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.