Aquafeed giant Skretting has appointed Charlie Granfelt as Global Manager, Closed Aquaculture Systems.
Granfelt joins Skretting HQ with more than 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing, including more than 20 years in senior leadership positions. He has worked for Skretting for 12 years, eight as Sales Director in Norway and four years as General Manager of Skretting France. He studied at the London School of Economics.
He said: “I’m excited to work with the existing global team working at Skretting to deliver the best value proposition to our customers in this segment. We are mobilising our global competence, and organising to meet the market needs in a way that is structured and efficient.”
Granfelt added that RAS (recirculating aquaculture systems) technology is also increasingly of interest to those farming other species such as shrimp, kingfish, barramundi, tilapia and catfish.
Skretting CEO Therese Log Bergjord commented: “If we want to ensure that there is enough seafood to meet ever-increasing demand, our industry and new technology is critical. It’s not a case of ‘and/or’, it’s a case of ‘and/and/and’. At Skretting, we are embracing all new methods to ensure we can continue to meet demand in a sustainable way. The development of land-based and closed systems is a key strategic area for Skretting moving forward, and I’m happy to have Charlie on board at global headquarters to ensure we fulfil our ambitions together with our clients.”