The Bumble Bee Seafood Company Welcomes New Vice President of National Grocery Accounts to Growing Commercial Leadership Team

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Bumble Bee Seafood Company continues to grow its commercial team with the addition of Sebastian Castro-Malaspina as Vice President of National Grocery Accounts. Castro-Malaspina will be responsible for providing strategic leadership by utilizing category, customer, and consumer insight information to support development and execution of effective and sustainable sales initiatives for the company.

With nearly 20 years of experience working across several leading CPG organizations, Castro-Malaspina is known for his data-driven, cross-functional experience and passion to create, solve and win through collaboration, strong communication exchange and partnership. Most recently, Castro-Malaspina spent eight years at Danone North America serving in a variety of Sales and Category Management leadership roles. Prior to Danone, Castro-Malaspina also held commercial leadership positions at Coty and Church & Dwight, as well as spending time at market research firm, the Nielsen Company.

“Sebastian brings a wealth of industry knowledge, diverse background, a thirst to drive positive and sustainable results, along with a genuine passion to support others,” said Laura Chamberlain, Senior Vice President of Sales, The Bumble Bee Seafood Company. “He will be a great compliment in our efforts to drive impact for the Bumble Bee house of brands.”

Castro-Malaspina’s focus will be overseeing a group of outstanding sales leaders to elevate relationships and drive efficiencies with retailers including Kroger, Albertsons, Ahold/Delhaize, Publix, HEB, and HyVee. Castro-Malaspina will report to Chamberlain. A graduate of Brandeis University, Castro-Malaspina holds a B.A. in Economics and M.A. in International Economics & Finance.


The Bumble Bee Seafood Company is passionately pursuing its purpose of feeding people’s lives through the power of the ocean. The iconic 120-year-old fishing company consistently aims to deliver delicious, healthy and affordable food to consumers while working hard to find new ways to protect the ocean and those that rely on it. Bumble Bee is firmly anchored in a commitment to connect the world to the ocean by re-defining sourcing, producing and enjoying products from and inspired by the ocean.

Bumble Bee’s full line of seafood and specialty protein products are marketed in the U.S., Canada and over 50 markets globally under leading brands including Bumble Bee®, Anova®, Brunswick®, Clover Leaf®, Snow’s®, Wild Selections® and Beach Cliff®. For more information about the company, visit For product information, visit


Liz Conant

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