OBI hires new plant manager
April 22, 2021
Nikolai Wendel has taken over as plant manager at OBI Seafoods, bringing 13 years of cannery experience with him.
He arrived in town in late January, and following a two week quarantine, began transitioning into the role of plant manager. Wendel is taking over from longtime plant manager Patrick Wilson who will be retiring this summer.
Wendel first experienced Southeast Alaska on a cruise through the Inside Passage after graduating from high school in 2007. It was then that he discovered that there was a large population of students working in canneries during the summer season. Wendel wo...