Meet Our Management Team

Eric Caslow


Part of the third generation, Eric Caslow joined his family’s legacy at Acme Smoked Fish in 1972. He graduated Clark University in 1968 with a B.A. in History and furthered his History studies in graduate school. Eric then went on to become a history teacher within the New York Public School system. He found his true calling when he began working within the family business where he honed his knowledge in the nuances of quality seafood. Eric was appointed President in 1992 and can still be found today patrolling the production floor, examining every piece of fish. Not only is Eric the family historian and avid golfer, but also a proud grandfather of seven.

Robert Caslow


Along with his brother, Robert Caslow has led Acme for over 40 years. Robert graduated with a degree in business management from Bryant College in 1970. Dedicated to the trade, Robert “graduated on Friday, and came to work that Monday”. He continues to be involved in the sales and distribution of Acme’s products throughout the United States, regularly communicating with customers and distributors. Robert previously served on the board of UJA Federation - New York, is a current Mt. Sinai Hospital Volunteer Ambassador, and a routine Central Park Greensward Guide. When not at Acme or volunteering, Robert is an avid skier, outdoorsman, and grandfather.

David Caslow


David Caslow is a fourth-generation owner-operator of Acme Smoked Fish. After studying history at Union College, David joined Acme in 1996 working nearly every job at Acme. David identified opportunities for growth by re-configuring the smoked salmon slicing department for improved efficiency and capacity. This experience led him to design, construct, and commission Acme’s state-of-the-art smoked salmon plant in Wilmington, NC. In 2015, David brought the dream of Acme Chile to reality, continuing Acme’s top focus on food safety and quality supply chain. David’s progressive ideas and multi-generational experience have shaped Acme into the industry leader of smoked seafood. If he’s not at Acme, you can find David rooting for his four children’s various sports and activities.

Adam Caslow


Adam Caslow is a fourth-generation owner-operator and co-CEO of Acme.  Adam received a B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 2005 and went on to work within the food and beverage department of The Little Nell Hotel in Aspen, CO.  In 2007, Adam moved to Pompano Beach, FL to facilitate Acme’s acquisition of Great American Smoked and form Acme Smoked Fish of Florida, LLC.  In 2008, Adam led an implementation of a new ERP system for Acme to enhance Acme’s traceability program and yield monitoring. “One of my favorite parts of the job is speaking with our Fish Friday customers and hearing how our products are a part of family celebrations all over the world.”

Away from the smokehouse, Adam enjoys all outdoor athletic pursuits, traveling abroad, and exploring great New York City restaurants. 

Emily Caslow Gindi

Customer Service Manager

Emily Caslow Gindi is a fourth-generation family member and owner of Acme. She re-joined work at Acme in 2016.  Currently, her day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing the Customer Service Department, although she can, at times, be found moving a truck or wearing a hairnet and making an order. From 2003-2010, Emily worked in the Sales and Marketing Department. Emily graduated from Emory University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA).  Prior to joining her family at Acme, she honed her people skills (and fundraising abilities) at UJA-Federation of New York. Outside of Acme, Emily is on the Board of Trustees of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School and The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York. Emily has three children: Lynn, Sam, and Hannah and likes to spend time outdoors, read, and travel with her family.

Eduardo Carbajosa


Eduardo joined ACME in 2007, shortly after its acquisition of Great American Smoked Fish in south Florida, its first ever. Eduardo is responsible for working very closely with the co-CEOS, the Board and the Executive Committee to deliver on its Vision 2030, a roadmap for sustainable, profitable growth. Eduardo brings over 15 years of experience at large companies and almost as many years at Acme, which is a good balance for his current position. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and New York University. Originally from Spain, he is married and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Buzz Billik

Chief Sales Officer

Buzz Billik pursued a career in the seafood industry quickly following his college years at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration in 1977. Summers and school vacations spent aboard commercial fishing vessels in RI led to a job in the Fulton Fish Market, and in 1980 he accepted an entry-level position with an established Brooklyn smokehouse. Within five years, Buzz was made Junior Partner and for the next 20 years worked diligently to build the business and establish himself as a knowledgeable, respected figure within the smoked seafood industry. His experience in the industry has included a decade of summers in Alaska procuring salmon and numerous trips to Norway, the Faroe Islands and Chile. He served on several industry committees, including Regional V.P. of the National Fisheries Institute. Following the sale of his company in 1998, Buzz joined the Acme senior management team where he has been instrumental in expanding the business and forming a strong sales force. Responding to the needs of the business, Buzz has been able to utilize his wealth of experience to cultivate a strong national, as well as international, following for the company.

Gabriel Viteri

Chief Operating Officer

Gabriel’s responsibility for strategic development at Acme includes identifying, researching, and executing growth opportunities and strategic alliances to support the company in collaboration with operating business units. He also evaluates products/services to identify new opportunities, provides business planning support, and oversees industry markets for competitive analysis. Gabriel oversees and develops Acme’s corporate and product branding from design to execution. Prior to his current role, Gabriel was the Director of Quality Assurance / R&D at Acme Smoked Fish. With over 14 years experience in the food industry, Gabriel made significant contributions to the safety and quality of Acme’s products and processes. His role continues to include planning, developing, and implementing policies and establishing objectives for all organization’s, food safety, quality control and regulatory functions in accordance with company objectives. Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Science from Cornell University and an MBA from NYU Stern. He is an active professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists and fluent in Spanish. In his free time, Gabriel participates in endurance sports completing marathons in Miami, Boston, Philadelphia and New York as well as TWO Ironman Distance Triathlons in Lake Placid.

Christos Papanakios

Chief Financial Officer

Christos joined Acme Smoked Fish in September 2019.  As Chief Financial Officer, Christos is responsible for overseeing the company’s financial functions including preparation of financial statements and budgets, accounting, treasury, corporate finance, tax, investor relations and insurance.  Prior to joining the Acme family, Christos spent his first 12 professional years as an accounting and auditing senior manager at Margolin, Winer & Evens, LLP, a public accounting firm in Garden City, NY. Christos was involved with the planning and supervision of various audit engagements with a special focus on the manufacturing and distribution industry with specialties in seafood products, bottling and beverage and confectionary products. Christos graduated from Hofstra University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Christos is a certified public accountant (CPA) in the state of New York, is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and New York State Society of CPAs. He is fluent in Greek. In his free time, Christos enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, going to the beach, and attending sporting events.

Kevin Robillard

Chief Information Officer

As the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Kevin oversees all aspects of information technology at Acme Smoked Fish Corp. Kevin is a highly accomplished strategic and hands-on information technology executive and has over 30 years of IT experience. Kevin joined Acme in 2018, providing vision and leadership to Acme’s IT function while driving a significant IT Transformation. Prior to joining Acme, Kevin was vice president of Global Business Services at Diageo. Before that, he spent 8 years in GE’s Information Technology organization where he held roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of IT transformation, strategy, program management, and application development. Kevin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Nichols College and received the ZETA ALPHA PHI Trophy for outstanding achievement in Management Information Systems (MIS).  Kevin’s accomplishments include Literacy Volunteers Stamford/Greenwich, Inc Community Service Award, GE Structured Finance Group Circle of Excellence, and GE’s Outstanding Information Management Leadership Program Contributor Award. Kevin is a proud father of two and enjoys spending time with family, cooking and you can always find him watching the NY Rangers. 

Richard Schiff

Vice President - Northeast Sales

Richie’s career at Acme Smoked Fish has taken several iterations over the past 25 years. He began working part time in 1992 at Fish Friday until he completed his degree with a B.S. in Fine Arts from Hofstra University. Richie joined Acme full-time in 1996 and has held a variety of roles for a growing company from truck driver, to production supervisor, to packaging designer until he became the General Manager in 2005. In 2016, Richie transitioned to the role of Vice President of Northeast Sales.  Richie performs guitar/keyboard/vocals with his band Rock Steady in his spare time. Additionally, he is a world class fisherman (sticking to the story that his greatest catch is his beautiful wife, Amy), and proud father of three.

Jean Duncan

Vice President of Human Resources

Jean joined the Acme family in 2014, initially focused on recruiting and human resource practices for our new processing facility in North Carolina. Her prior work experiences are with DuPont and Invista, where she held leadership positions in Accounting, IT, and Operations before transitioning to Human Resources over 15 years ago. Jean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Clemson University.  With a goal of efficient work processes, she is developing corporate HR programs to support business growth and harmonize HR practices.  She finds value in supporting management on human resource-related issues, acting as both an employee champion and change agent.  Jean is a proud mother of two adult sons.  She enjoys spending time with family, walks on the beach, and playing a little tennis in her spare time.

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