In January of 2005, with the loyal support of our team, staunch encouragement from a few friends, and more risk than I had ever taken since I was a foolish teenager, we began the enterprise, Pacific Ocean Foods, Inc. Not knowing what was ahead, we faced immediate challenges and obstacles, but held our course. At the end of year one, we had exceeded our modest expectations by 40% and were well on our way. More importantly, we were holding true to our core mission, which was treating both customers and suppliers the way that we want to be treated and serviced. That remains at the core of our enterprise, today, every way, every day.
There are only a few employees at POF, but there is a solid team. This illustrates and underscores another core philosophy: that we value collaboration and partnership, as well as independence. There are advantages to being small; among them are avoiding bloated payrolls, absolutely nothing falls through the cracks, and being reactive and flexible. In the fast-paced world of fishing, seafood production, trading and logistics, the ability to decide and act quickly and decisively is a crucial asset. In the words of economist/philosopher E.F. Schumacher, "small is beautiful."
We may be hard to reach at times, but when you do business with us, you get the whole story, plain and unadulterated. There is nobody to blame it on somebody else, no excuses, no failures to communicate, and no committees to consult. We tell you what we will do for you, and it gets done. We can't do it all, but we do what we can, and we don't promise what we can't perform. We don't want all your business, just some of it. Let us prove to you that the business you do with us will be the best part of your business.
Jack Hagel, President