David Kiemele has been appointed as Cermaq Canada's new managing director.

Cermaq announces new MD for Canada

Salmon producer Cermaq has announced the appointment of David Kiemele as its new managing director in Canada.

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Kiemele joined Cermaq in May 2016, and has over 17 years of experience in the industry, with time spent in both British Columbia and Tasmania. He started with Marine Harvest Canada, spending five years in marine production, before joining Tassal in 2005. There, he held positions of regional manager, general manager, and the last six years as head of farming, reporting to the CEO.

Since May 2016 he has been Cermaq Canada's regional production manager overseeing the marine production and processing operations in Tofino, Vancouver Island. He has trained as an aquaculture technician, and studied Executive Management from Melbourne University and through Harvard Business School.

" We are proud that we have found the best candidate for managing director internally. David has already made a significant contribution in Cermaq, and I am confident he is the right person to build our operations in BC.

" I am delighted and excited to take this new position, and the responsibility that comes with it to build Cermaq Canada into the customer's choice for farmed salmon.It is a great organization, with dedicated and passionate people, that produces a fantastic product." Said Kiemele, who will take up his new position from April 29th.

Cermaq Canada Farms Atlantic salmon in 28 sites on the west and east coasts of Vancouver Island, British Columbia and operates four land-based hatcheries and two processing plants (one under contract).

Cermaq Canada is part of Cermaq, an international salmon farming business with operations in Canada, Chile and Norway. Cermaq is a fully-owned subsidiary of Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation.