John Hathaway, CEO and president of Shucks Maine Lobster
After opening companies all over the world, including a successful real estate development firm, Hathaway returned to his home state of Maine to open Shucks Maine Lobster, a business that supplies raw lobster meat to international and local companies. Soon after it had started, Shucks won two Seafood Prix d’Elite Awards at the Brussels Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global for the best new seafood product. Shucks now employs about 80 people in Maine. He worked to classify Maine lobster as certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), and is currently the president of the Fund for the Advancement of Sustainable Maine Lobster, a client group of the MSC. He created the Shucks Maine Lobster Chef World Series and has also served as a state senator.