Seafood CEO Takes Fleet From Fishnets To Internet On 'Undercover Boss'

Dan Fastenberg
Undercover Boss seafood Brent Bodal
Undercover Boss seafood Brent Bodal

Working on a fishing boat is a demanding, solitary job. So it came as no surprise that Bernt Bodal, the CEO of American Seafoods, cut a laconic figure straight out of a Clint Eastwood movie during his turn Friday on "Undercover Boss." Bodal's personal career trajectory reflects a similarly rugged path: Only after working for 13 years as a deckhand on company boats did he ascend to the executive suite.

"I am a little surprised at how little some CEOs know about their company," Bodal said in an interview with AOL Jobs. "We have a management team that grew up with this business, like me. It's very important that executives understand what makes employees tick. And it definitely gains me more respect."