Alltech Coppens appoints new CEO

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Ronald Faber will also be company’s global aquaculture lead.

In a press release, aquaculture company Alltech Coppens, writes that it has appointed Ronald Faber as its CEO and global aquaculture lead.

In this role, Faber will lead a global team of aquaculture experts who are experienced in fish nutrition, feed production and technical support.

“Alltech has significantly scaled its global aquaculture footprint in recent years through the acquisition of Coppens International in Europe and Guabi in Latin America,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech.

“As reflected in our Global Feed Survey over the last decade, 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.”

Faber joined Coppens International in 1998 as an area sales manager and became managing director in 2017. He will be headquartered at the Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre (ACAC), an Alltech bioscience centre, where research capabilities are applied to product development.