SOURCE: Whooshh Innovations

McKnight & Company, LLC

July 09, 2015 10:17 ET

Whooshh Innovations Names Tom Shearer as President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - July 09, 2015) - Washington State-based Whooshh Innovations, the developer of the proprietary Whooshh Transport Tube and the system known as the Salmon Cannon, today announced the appointment of Tom Shearer as President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing. In his new role, Shearer will head up the company's sales and marketing efforts with key customers around the world.

Shearer, a former Siemens executive, said he is pleased to be joining the company at this stage of its development. "I see Whooshh as poised to become a market leader in seafood processing and fish handling/passage," Shearer said. "The company holds key patents on its technology; it meets a previously unmet market need; and it has done its homework, building a track record of success that demonstrates it is a gentle, efficient way to move fish from one place to another. This is an exciting technology and for me, a great opportunity."

Whooshh Innovations CEO Vince Bryan III said the addition of Shearer will help Whooshh expand its global reach in fish processing, fish passage, and fish handling solutions. "We're pleased to have Tom Shearer on our team," Bryan said. "Worldwide, the marketplace has begun to realize the benefits of the Whooshh technology as a better way to move fish in plants as well as in natural settings, and we believe Tom Shearer is the right person to connect key markets to the Whooshh solution."

Prior to joining Whooshh, Shearer was West Region Manager for Siemens Industry, Inc., where he managed complex strategic capital projects and led teams in the pursuit of new opportunities for Siemens Global. Before that, he was Global Account Manager for Rockwell Automation.

Whooshh currently has installations in major seafood processing plants in Norway, successfully moving thousands of tons of harvested fish. In the US market, the Whooshh technology holds significant promise for fish passage -- moving fish over and around barriers such as hydroelectric and irrigation dams. In 2014, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife moved thousands of live fish using the Whooshh system.

Privately held Whooshh Innovations(TM) is dedicated to finding better ways to move fish and other perishable products through its proprietary Whoosh transport tube.

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