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BioMar Scotland boss promoted to salmon division vice-president

Paddy Campbell has been promoted to the role of vice-president of BioMar's salmon division. Photo: BioMar.
Paddy Campbell has been promoted to the role of vice-president of BioMar's salmon division. Photo: BioMar.

Patrick Campbell, managing director of the Scottish business unit of aquafeed manufacturer BioMar, has been promoted to vice-president of the Danish company’s salmon division after delivering “remarkable business results”.

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In a press release BioMar said Campbell has previously been heading the global R&D function within BioMar Group and has also been one of the main drivers establishing a solid BioMar business footprint in Australia. He has been working for BioMar since 1998, where he started as product developer.

Haavard Joergensen is named the new Norway managing director.
Haavard Joergensen is named the new Norway managing director.

In another promotion, global R&D director Håvard Jørgensen becomes managing director in Norway. BioMar said Trondheim-based Jørgensen has been heading the global R&D organisation since 2015 and has a very solid insight in to the Norwegian industry through his R&D work within salmon as well as through his work heading the Norwegian industry organisation “Sjømatbedriftene”.

Both men will begin their new roles next Tuesday, January 15.

“I feel very fortunate that we have been able to allocate two very strong executive profiles to support our focus on the salmon division,” said BioMar chief executive Carlos Diaz.

“The salmon division comprises a very important part of our business and we consider the division a vital driver of our innovation and sustainability efforts. I look very much forward to continuing the positive development of our products and services within the world of salmon.”

Smooth handover

The current vice-president of the salmon division, Jan Sverre Røsstad, is leaving BioMar Group after 12 years heading the Norwegian business unit as well as the salmon division. He will support the new management through a transition period to ensure a smooth business handover.

“I am happy that we are able to make a smooth handover. Jan Sverre Røsstad has been a very important contributor to the development of our salmon feed business and the development of the salmon industry in general. We would like to thank him for his 12 years in the company and wish him all the best going forward”, said Diaz.

Decline in revenue

In its third-quarter report in November BioMar reported an expected decline in revenue for its salmon feed business in northern Europe.

“We knew that Q3 was going to be another challenging quarter for the salmon division due to the tough competition, especially in Norway,” Diaz said at the time.

“However, we clearly see light ahead in terms of recovering volumes and results. We have taken several measures improving our long-term financial performance, striving to increase efficiency while at the same time leveraging on our core strength being locally agile with a strong focus on innovation and collaboration. I believe that we in a short time will see our performance in Norway back on track.”

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