Jerry Dowd, president of Trident Seafoods, suffered a fatal heart attack Monday while on a fly fishing trip in Igiugig. He was 60 years old.
In a press release, Trident chairman and founder Chuck Bundrant wrote, "Nothing prepares us for such a loss, and I want you to know that I understand your own feelings of shock and grief, just as I understand the shock and grief of Jerry’s wife Patti, his brother Tommy, who was at his side in Alaska, his sisters Margaret, Ronnie and Kathleen and his two beloved children, Sean and Meghan, son-in-law Roger and his granddaughters Patti Mae and Mary Anne.”
Dowd joined Trident in 2004 and was appointed president of domestic operations in August 2006. Before hired by Trident, he worked for 20 years at Tyson Foods and ran ConAgra's poultry division from 1999 to 2004.
According to Trident, Dowd was overseeing Trident's expansion into China at the time of his death.