May 30, 2023 8:28 am

LACEY, Wash. — Scott Erickson, chief technologies officer at Harbor Foods and fourth-generation owner, passed away unexpectedly of all-natural causes on May well 24. He was 52.

Erickson initially started functioning in the loved ones-owned distribution enterprise even though he was nonetheless in higher college, ultimately functioning in quite a few capacities alongside Justin Erickson, his cousin and the existing CEO of Harbor Foods.

He was instrumental in taking Harbor from a modest, nearby Aberdeen, Wash., business to a thriving enterprise across the whole West Coast, the business shared in remembrance.

“Scott will be remembered for quite a few points, but by employing his personal words, we can recognize him improved,” the business stated in a released statement. “He described becoming friendly, 1 of Harbor Foods’ core values, by saying, ‘FRIENDLY suggests becoming humble, warm and approachable in the dedication to the nicely-becoming of other folks.’ That was who Scott was, and he will be remembered for living his life that way.”

Erickson is survived by his wife, Holly, and his two sons, Soren and Reece.

Headquartered in Lacey, Harbor Foods is the biggest independent, fourth-generation, loved ones-owned distributor on the West Coast, and has a lot more than 1,200 group members. Harbor Foods and its subsidiaries Harbor Wholesale and Harbor Foodservice serve a lot more than eight,000 restaurants, hospitality venues, comfort retailers and independent grocers with a wide choice of nearby and national items, enterprise options and Harbor-owned Actual Fresh Brands. Harbor Foods also homes Northlink Logistics, an finish-to-finish third-celebration logistics business.