Tom Adams is the founder and CEO of Maine Coast. A lobster wholesaler based in York Maine; shipping live lobsters all over the world.

Tom was born and raised in York where he attended school and went on to the University of Maine. His work in the lobster business started on the docks when he was 15 years old and has been in the industry ever since.

Tom Adams amassed more than 30 years of experience, industry leadership and long-standing business relationships when he created Maine Coast. He had a clear vision of how his company could distinguish itself from the competition and grow. He focused the company on sourcing quality product throughout the Maine and Canadian fisheries and leading the industry in the handling and distribution of live perishable product. This ensures Maine Coast customers the world over receive the best product consistently year-round wrapped by the support of the one of best and most knowledgeable teams in the business.

The company has seen double digit growth with revenue of $15M in 2012 to greater than $55M in 2017. His leadership and vision helped the company grow to 50 year-round employees shipping approximately 7 million pounds worldwide.

Maine Coast is honored to have their hard-earned success recognized over the years including 2015 SBA Maine Exporter of the Year, 2016 Maine’s Fastest Growing Mid-sized company, 2017 Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, and most recently 2018 Exporter of the Year by Maine International Trade Center.

Tom and Maine Coast are committed to investing in Maine and the community where he got his start and continues to reside with his wife Sheila and their young daughters Corby, and Emerson. The company is focused on creating not only jobs, but careers for each member of the Maine Coast team. The company is proud to support community programs including 3 yr major sponsor of the White Pines program, the Mitchell Institute of Maine, The New England Center for Arts and Technology – NECAT Program, Sugarloaf Charity Summit, University of Maine Lobster Institute, and the Maine Maritime Museum.