International aquafeed group Alltech Coppens has appointed Ronald Faber as its CEO and global aquaculture lead.
Faber will be based at the Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre, in the Netherlands. He has had a long career in the veterinary and aquafeed business, and joined Coppens International in 1998. He worked for the company in Europe and Thailand. Coppens was acquired by Alltech in 2016.
Dr Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech, said: “Alltech has significantly scaled its global aquaculture footprint in recent years through the acquisition of Coppens International in Europe and Guabi in Latin America… aquaculture continues to be the fastest growing protein sector, and there are abundant opportunities for us to provide a greater level of support to producers globally as they seek to develop their operations sustainably. Ronald’s extensive experience in European and Asian aquaculture, complemented by our team of aquaculture specialists throughout the world, will bring together the full strength of our program to the benefit of our customers.”
Ronald Faber said: “Through continued collaboration and commitment to innovative research, our global aquaculture team is well-equipped to provide our customers with a level of support and expertise that is unrivalled in our industry.”

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