Keith Drynan will become the new managing director of AquaGen Scotland from May 1.
Keith Drynan will become the new managing director of AquaGen Scotland from May 1.

AquaGen Scotland names new MD


Salmon ova supplier AquaGen Scotland has appointed former Hendrix Genetics and BioMar executive Keith Drynan as its new managing director.

He will be responsible for all commercial activities of AquaGen in Scotland as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company’s facility in Holywood, Dumfries and Galloway.

Drynan was general manager of US-based Troutlodge, the world’s largest producer of rainbow trout ova, for more than five years between 2017 and 2022, and was most recently commercial director for feed producer BioMar in the UK.

He started his aquaculture in 2001, as broodstock manager for Landcatch Ltd, and was that company’s head of broodstock production for nine years from 2006 to 2014 before becoming general manager of a trout farm on the Isle of Man and later moving to Washington state with Troutlodge.

A key market

“We have been through an extensive process to find the right leader of our business in Scotland,” said AquaGen chief executive Knut Røflo in a press release.

“Scotland is a key market for AquaGen, and we are thrilled to have Keith on board. His extensive industry experience will be an asset to the Scottish industry as well as to our company.

“Keith has a background in marine biology from Glasgow and Heriot Watt Universities as well as strong skills in building customer relationships and people development through coaching and team working. Thus, he will contribute to further growth and success to our business in Scotland as well as globally.”

Drynan will start his new role in May.