Henry Pontarelli brings over 18 years of business management
experience to the firm. Henry managed distribution networks in
Latin America for Anixter Brothers, a $2.5 billion distributor
of wiring system products, Newell International, a $2.5 billion
manufacturing group, and Brown Dreyfuss International, an export
marketing company in New York City. Domestic experience includes
eight years with BioMed Plus, a Miami-based distributor of plasma
derivatives. Henry created business plans and industry-scale economic
analyses at each of these firms. Through this work, Henry developed
extensive strategic planning skills with an “industry-scale” perspective,
as well as, solid experience choosing and training distributor-partners
and managing distribution networks.
At LWC, Henry focuses on economic analysis and strategic planning.
Henry was the Project Director for the Morro Bay/Port San Luis
Commercial Fisheries Business Plan, a year-long project aimed
at revitalizing San Luis Obispo County’s commercial fishing industry.
The work is seen as groundbreaking in its uniting diverse stakeholders
to address working waterfront issues.
Henry is the Project Director on a Commercial Fishery Revitalization
Strategy for the San Diego Port District. The San Diego project
brought seven firms together to address planning, civil engineering,
landscape architecture, marine structural engineering, geotechnical
engineering, architecture, and environmental impacts. LWC is the
lead firm and is focused on industry analysis, market research,
and financial models. The work will culminate in an implementation
plan that identifies funding sources, prioritizes actions, and
sets budgets and metrics for success.
Henry is also the Project Director of a sustainable fisheries
monitoring and management project for The Nature Conservancy.
This project is tracking environmental and economic performance
of an Exempted Fishing Permit, as well as, a trawl component (Conservation
Fishing Agreement) that seeks to fulfill conservation and economic
objectives. The project also includes management and formalization
of a Community Based Fishing Association that represents the fishing
community, local ports, conservation groups, and the California
Department of Fish and Game.