Dave Ohmer retires after 44 years managing Petersburg processor
September 7, 2023
After serving 44 years as plant manager, Dave Ohmer retired last Friday.
Dave's grandfather, Earl Ohmer, co-founded Alaskan Glacier Seafood Co. in 1916. When Earl died in 1955 Dave's father, Dave P. Ohmer, continued the business, and in 1979 when his father passed away, the responsibility fell to Dave.
Though it turned out to be his destiny, it hadn't been his plan.
"I wanted to be a teacher," said Dave, when he sat down with the Pilot the day after his retirement. "My dad always wanted me to run the seafood plant, but ... I was going to be a teacher and a coach."
He got his degree from...