CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Tom Long is an experienced Project Manager, small business owner, commercial fisherman, licenced plumber and inventor. His life-long dream of becoming a commercial fisherman and growing a successful, sustainable fishing business lead Tom and Kath to Far North Queensland and the pristine waters of the outer Great Barrier Reef.
Wanting to promote the provenance of his first-class reef fish, Tom and Kath achieved Seafood Processing Accreditation and soon Tom’s fish were on the tables of some of Australia’s most well-known restaurants. Faced daily with waste and pollution caused by single-use plastics, Tom and Kath were inspired to change their supply chain and invented a globally accessible, reusable, trackable packaging system.
The KoolPak is born from respect for both their product and surrounding environment. What started as a solution to deliver wild line-caught fish sustainably has revolutionised the packaging of temperature sensitive and perishable products globally.
As COO of TomKat Global Solutions, Tom, who has an innate ability to problem solve, continues to focus on essential R & D work to design the machinery to manufacture KoolPaks commercially. KoolPak boxes, which were patented in 2019, are a fisher driven solution to a global problem.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & ACHIEVEMENTS
Co-Founder TomKat Line Fish
A sustainably operated commercial line fishing business
Cairns Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards
2019 Top 40 Fish 2.0
National Seafood Awards
2019 COO and Director
TomKat Global Solutions and Kool Global Solutions
TomKat Global Solutions Pty Ltd
A wholly owned subsidiary of Kool Global Solutions Pty Ltd IP holding company
QLD Seafood Industry Small Business Award