Scott Nolan has taken up a wider role at Mowi. Photo: Mowi.

Mowi puts more on the plate of processing boss Nolan

Mowi Scotland’s processing director, Scott Nolan, is to take up a new position of operations director, processing and sales (UK and Ireland), the salmon farmer has announced. He will report jointly to Ben Hadfield (chief operating officer farming for Scotland, Ireland and the Faroes) and Andreas Soraa, managing director, raw materials and trade.

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Nolan worked for Mowi for 18 years until emigrating to Australia in 2006, where part of his role saw him manage the construction of a new processing facility. He re-joined Mowi just over two years ago as processing development manager and was soon promoted to processing director to lead the redevelopment of the company’s Blar Mhor primary processing facility in Fort William.

Mowi said Nolan’s focus in the new position will be to ensure the company achieves the highest level of operational efficiency through coordination across the business unit and leveraging synergies from Mowi’s integrated value chain.

A plan of the extension to Blar Mhor. Robotic technologies will be used for handling and grading salmon.

Further integration

“I am very excited to take on this new role, with focus on further integration of our processing and sales divisions,” said Scott. “I will continue to work closely with our processing teams and look forward to further engagement with our dedicated teams in sales and their valued customers.

“It is also an exciting time to be leading our sales group during a period of growth and with more and more Mowi salmon products being sold in new markets to organic and Aquaculture Stewardship Council certified standards.”

Nolan will continue to lead on the redevelopment of Blar Mhor to build capacity to more than 80,000 tonnes. The Blar Mhor expansion will utilise state-of-the-art robotic technologies for handling and grading salmon and much of the work will be undertaken without closure of the facility.

Mowi Scotland’s long-serving head of sales, Georgina Wright, called time on her 27 years with the company at the end of last month.