The Morpol Management Team

Morpol is run by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team of people with broad experience over the entire value chain, spanning from aquaculture, fish purchasing, processing and product development to finance, sales and distribution logistics.

John-Paul McGinley Chief Operating Officer - Sales and Marketing

John-Paul McGinley -  Chief Operating Officer - Sales and Marketing

John Paul McGinley is a UK national and has extensive experience in administrative, operational and commercial roles in listed companies in the salmon sector, firstly in the Netherlands with Nutreco (2001–2004) and later in the Netherlands and Poland with Marine Harvest ASA (2004–2008). Since 2008 he has worked for Morpol in Poland as Business Development Manager and recently as COO.

Teis Knudsen Chief Operating Officer - Processing

Teis Knudsen -  Chief Operating Officer - Processing

Teis Knudsen is a Danish national and has over 25 years experience working with a wide range of businesses in the seafood industry where he held a variety of management, operation and sales roles. In October 2013 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer – Processing in Morpol. He spent last 3 years working at Espersen Polska where he held the position of Managing Director. Prior to that he was responsible for sales and projects in Danforel A/S from 2007 until 2010 and before he was Production Director in Royal Greenland Seafood A/S responsible for Denmark, Poland and Norway (2000-2006). Currently he is managing all the processing operations of Morpol Group.

Piotr Kapinos Chief Financial Officer

Piotr Kapinos - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kapinos is a Polish national and has several years of experience in financial management. He comes from the position of the CFO of Iglotex S.A., a major Polish producer and distributor of frozen foods. In the period of 2009-2011 Mr. Kapinos held the position of the Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Wilbo S.A.,a producer and distributor of seafood products. Prior to this Mr Kapinos worked as CFO of the VTS Group S.A and as a consultant in the assurance and advisory business service department of Ernst&Young in Mannheim, Germany.


Morpol history

Founded in 1996 in Ustka on the Baltic coast of Poland, the company employs over 4,000 people in nine countries. Attention to quality, innovation, customer service and consumer appeal continuously drives growth at Morpol, which is now the world leading processor of salmon and market leader in smoked salmon. Morpol was founded by Jerzy Malek who saw the potential of salmon aquaculture and the growing demand for smoked salmon.


The Morpol Mission

The Morpol Mission is to be the most efficient producer of value added salmon products, exceeding customer expectations with excellent products that are attractive and convenient for consumers and food service. Morpol will continuously innovate in product concept, equipment design and food safety to set the performance standards for the industry.



Fresh salmon are processed at Morpol’s dedicated plant in Ustka on the Baltic coast of Northern Poland. Our plant is purpose designed and unique to Morpol, as is the processing and smoking equipment. It is the largest and most technologically advanced salmon processing facility in the world. Scale brings benefits of efficiency that keep costs down and enable us to make best use of all by-products from processing.