About StarKist Co.

StarKist Co. is a food company that is focused on healthy, shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. An industry innovator, StarKist was the first brand to introduce StarKist single-serve pouch products, which include Tuna Creations®, Salmon Creations®, Kid’s Creations™ and Gourmet Selects®.  As America’s favorite tuna, StarKist represents a tradition of quality, consumer trust and a commitment to sustainability.  StarKist’s charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today.  StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.

Our corporate headquarters are located at:
1875 Explorer Street, 10th Floor
Reston, VA 20190

Our facility locations include:
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Guayaquil, Ecuador

StarKist’s Parent Company, Dongwon Industries

Founded in 1969, Dongwon Group began as a fisheries business and branched out into various sectors including a strong food & beverage manufacturing arm, Dongwon F&B. Dongwon F&B now owns 75% of canned tuna market share in Korea. Dongwon Industries is one of the world’s largest tuna catching companies with a fleet of 36 boats. Dongwon’s world class fish procurement and processing capacity builds on StarKist’s national brand recognition and distribution networks in the United States to bring world-class seafood to consumers worldwide. Dongwon Group also has a presence in the logistics, telecommunications and construction sectors. Visit Dongwon Industries at http://www.dwml.co.kr/eng.asp.

Our President & CEO

Young Choi, President & CEO

Young Choi

Mr. Young Choi is President & CEO at StarKist Co. and joined the company in May 2022. Prior to his current position, he played key roles as the Vice President of Finance, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) within the company.

Before joining StarKist, Choi held various finance executive positions with SPC Group and Tesco in the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Korea from December 2007 to April 2022. Prior to that, Choi worked as a certified public accountant for Deloitte in both South Korea and the United States from 1998 to November 2007.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from Yonsei University in South Korea and an MBA from Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom.