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Gorton's has thrived for over 160 years by attracting and retaining great people. We strongly believe that these individuals can make significant contributions to our business. We strive to hire the best people and in turn give them the freedom and resources to do their jobs well. The people at Gorton's are dedicated to doing things right and committed to learning, changing and improving.
 

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Our company offers employees the combination of an entrepreneurial environment often found in smaller organizations, along with the expertise of being a sophisticated consumer goods firm with global resources. By believing in building jobs and career paths around individuals, we have created some of the best assignments by matching emerging business demands with individual skills. If this environment appeals to you, visit our careers page

Judson
Judson
Judson
President and CEO

If I was lost at sea, the Gorton’s item I would want to have with me is: The Gorton’s Fisherman – he will always steer you home safely!

What I’m most proud of in my career at Gorton’s is: How hard we work to delight our consumers each and every day.

The best thing about Gorton’s is: Being part of a company that has 160 years of heritage, but has always been open and willing to change and grow.

I Trust the Gorton’s Fisherman because: He represents all that is right about the traditional New England values that make Gorton’s special.

Words I live by: Bloom where you are planted.

My favorite neighborhood hangout spot is: Lobsta Land –try the Lobster Roll, you won’t be disappointed!

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Barbara
Barbara
Purchasing Buyer

If I was lost at sea, the Gorton’s item I would want to have with me is:  Popcorn Shrimp – it’s simple, filling, and can be eaten as a meal or snack all by itself.

Gorton’s reeled me in: By demonstrating their dedication to their people and products.

I live it up on the weekends by: Hanging out with friends in Boston or on Cape Cod.

Red Sox or Yankees? Red Sox of course!

If the Fisherman called in sick, the celeb that could stand in for him would be: George Clooney or Richard Gere

I stay active by:  Incorporating some form of exercise into my life 3-5 times a week.  One of my favorite classes at the gym is kickboxing – it’s fun and is a great way to workout.  I also enjoy running or walking along the Charles River in Boston – it’s absolutely beautiful in the Spring, Summer & Fall.

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Brian
Brian
Category Management

I’m hooked on: Gorton’s Breaded Premium Haddock because it tastes great.

Ketchup or Tartar Sauce? Depends…For Fish Sticks I’d prefer Ketchup, but on Fillets I’d prefer Tartar Sauce.

I’ve been a member of the Gorton’s crew since: April 2001

The best thing about Gorton’s is: Clearly the people…enthusiastic, intelligent and passionate about the business.

Red Sox or Yankees? No question…Red Sox.

I stay active by: Helping coach my son’s hockey and lacrosse teams.

Let me tell you about my personal “Crew” (i.e. family/friends): My wife’s name is Lisa and we have five children: Amanda, Kelsey , Jack, Sophia, and Audrey.

My home port is: Wakefield, MA

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Freddie
Freddie
Consumer Marketing

I’m hooked on: Gorton’s Skillet Crisp Garlic & Herb Tilapia, because it has a craveable taste that I can’t resist.  I love to eat it with mac & cheese and a leafy green salad.
 
Ketchup or Tartar Sauce?  Ketchup on Fish Sticks and Tartar Sauce on Fillets.
 
I Trust the Gorton’s Fisherman because: After 160 years, he is still around bringing high quality seafood products to consumers.
 
I am reminded I work on an island when:  I look out my window and see the ocean, boats and seagulls.
 
My favorite thing about America’s oldest fishing port is: In the summer, going to the beach after work on Fridays and then to a clam shack for dinner.
 
I live it up on the weekends by:  Taking my son to his soccer games, hockey games, lacrosse games, baseball games, swimming lessons, tennis lessons …
 
The craziest thing I’ve ever done:  Skydiving or eloping in Vegas – it’s a toss up!

 

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Gerri
Gerri
Receptionist

I’ve been a member of the Gorton’s crew since: 1982

The best thing about Gorton’s is: Working with all the friendly people, and being able to work close to home.

Words I live by: Never give up.

My favorite thing about America’s oldest fishing port is: The fishing heritage, my sons are fishermen during the summer fishing for striped bass and tuna.

Let me tell you about my personal “Crew” (i.e. family/friends):  My husband Steve and I have been married for 40 years.  We have three grown sons and I am very proud of the fine men they have become, I have five grandchildren and two more on the way, and love spending time with all of them.

I stay active by: Walking my dog Sunny.

My favorite neighborhood hangout spot is: I like going to Good Harbor beach, reading, and being with my family.

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James
James
Quality Control and Sanitation

If I was lost at sea, the Gorton’s item I would want to have with me is: My yellow slicker, so a rescue team could find me.

I Trust the Gorton’s Fisherman because: Our products are the best and they are produced with pride.

I am reminded I work on an island when: I breathe the wonderful salty air and drive over the two bridges that enable us to get on and off the island.

Words I live by: Be quick to listen and careful when speaking and slow to anger and quick to forgive.

The first thing I do when I get home from work is: Spend as much time with my family as possible.

My favorite travel spot is: Camping up in Maine and New Hampshire.

I stay active by: Mountain biking and snowboarding

My home port is: Good Old Gloucester, Massachusetts 

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Richard
Richard
Production Management

What I’m most proud of in my career at Gorton’s is: The high quality of the products and team atmosphere.

The best thing about Gorton’s is: Continuous improvement that leads to perfection. 

Words I live by:  Live and let live.

Red Sox or Yankees? Definitely – Red Sox 

I make a difference by:  Paying attention to details and listening to my employee’s ideas.

The last song I played on my iPod was:  Yo! Ho! Ho!  And a bottle of Rum.

I stay active by: Running after my four kids / playing with them. 

My home port is: West Roxbury MA 

I went to school at: Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston Campus. 

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Jason
Jason
Quality Control and Sanitation

I’m hooked on: Gorton’s Haddock Fish sticks because they are delicious.

The ports I have visited along my career voyage include: Customer Finance, Distribution, Maintenance, Production, Quality Control & Sanitation

My favorite thing about America’s oldest fishing port is: The sense of community.

When I am not fishing, I'm: Golfing

I stay active by: Living with a very active 2 year old.

If the fisherman called in sick, the celeb that could stand in for him would be: George Clooney (have you ever seen the movie "The Perfect Storm"?)

Let me tell you about my personal “Crew” (i.e. family/friends): Wife - Melissa, Daughter - Talia, New Addition on the way due in the fall of 2010, Cat - Lulu

I went to school at: Saint Michael's College

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Mary
Mary
Customer Finance

I’m hooked on: Gorton’s Popcorn Shrimp, because my family thinks it is a great snack while watching football. I love the Tilapia products because they are so tasty, healthy, and easy to prepare.

Gorton’s reeled me in: 28 years ago. I thought it would be a great place to work for 3-4 years. The people here are incredible, I love the team environment, and the work is constantly challenging, so I’m still here 28 years later!

I am reminded I work on an island when: I walk along the boulevard on my lunch hour and see and smell the ocean and watch the tourists check out the “Man at the Wheel” statue, which honors Gloucester fishermen.

Red Sox or Yankees? Sox, definitely!!

The last song I played on my iPod was: “It’s a Beautiful Day” by U2

Let me tell you about my personal “Crew”: Between my husband and I, we have three children – Michael lives in Charlotte with his wife and 5 year-old son, Andrew and his girlfriend live in Brooklyn, and Story and his wife live in Rockport. 

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Jean
Jean
Sales Planning and Administration

I’m hooked on: Gorton’s entire grilled line because it offers lots of variety in species, type of seafood and flavors!

Ketchup or Tartar Sauce?  Skip them both – it’s all about the fish!

Gorton's reeled me in: With its entrepreneurial spirit and how management empowers people to pursue their interests. 

I make a difference by:  Walking in the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day – I walk because I have too many friends/family members who cannot walk themselves.

If I could have dinner with three people, past or present, they would be: I would love to have 6 - Carl Yastremski, Larry Bird and Bobby Orr together with Mike Lowell, Wes Welker and Rajon Rondo – being a sports nut, I would love to hear what they think of the Boston Sports Fan through different decades and sports.

The last song I played on my iPod was:  Angel by Leona Lewis

I stay active by:  Coaching High School Girls Basketball at my Alma Mater – Peabody High School

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Ryan
Ryan
Inventory Operations

If I was lost at sea, the Gorton’s item I would want to have with me is: Gorton’s employees don’t get lost at sea!

I’ve been a member of the Gorton’s crew since: 1998

The ports I have visited along my career voyage include:  Throughout my 12+ years at Gorton's I have had a wide variety of responsibilities across our Supply Chain.

I Trust the Gorton’s Fisherman because: I see the dedication and hard work of employees across our organization every single day.

Gorton’s reeled me in: Because I felt Gorton’s size would allow me to make a difference and earn more responsibilities, and the culture here seemed like a great fit for me.

I make a difference by: Being the best dad I can be.

What I was up to before I came to Gorton’s was: Living it up at Penn State.

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David
David
Engineering

I Trust the Gorton’s Fisherman because: I know the care that goes into making every one of our products.

Gorton’s reeled me in by:  Offering me to be a part of a great crew, a historic company with terrific benefits, in a beautiful location. What more could I ask for? 

I am reminded I work on an island when: I hear the seagulls above my office.

Red Sox or Yankees? Celtics!  

The craziest thing I’ve ever done: I try to stay away from crazy activities as much as possible. I have tried to surf some waves that I had no business trying to surf, and ate sand and salt water because of it.

If the fisherman called in sick, the celeb that could stand in for him would be: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, she was the actress who was the Captain of the Hannah Boden boat in the movie “The Perfect Storm”. She seemed to be a better fisherman than George Clooney.

Let me tell you about my personal “Crew”:  I have been married to my beautiful wife Ann for two years. We are very close and enjoy all of the same activities together. I have no little ones yet, but I’m sure that time is coming soon enough.   Most of our friends live in the Boston area so we get to see them often.

Judson
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