Trident Seafoods' president dies in Alaska

SEATTLE — Trident Seafoods says company president Jerry Dowd suffered a heart attack and died Monday while on a family fly-fishing trip in Alaska. He was 60.

Trident founder and Chairman Chuck Bundrant told employees Dowd’s wife Patti, two children and other family members were with him at Sportsman’s Lodge in Igiugig, in the Bristol Bay area.

Dowd joined Trident in 2004 and previously worked at ConAgra Foods, Tyson Foods and Swift and Company. At the time of his death he was expanding Trident’s China operations.

The Seattle-based Trident is one of the nation’s largest seafood companies with operations in the Northwest and Alaska.

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