Israeli RAS pioneers look to expand opportunities in strategic market.
In a press release on Tuesday, AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies writes that it has hired Lior Gal for its Sales & Marketing team, as Director of Sales for North America.
Before AquaMaof, Gal was the international trade manager at Galilee Export, where he worked for five years in local and global sourcing of Agricultural products for trading worldwide.
Earlier this year, AquaMaof was commissioned by 8F Asset Management – which runs Pure Salmon – to provide its technology to a 20,000MT Atlantic salmon production facility to be constructed on the U.S. east coast.
Last year, Pure Salmon secured USD 20 million in funding for the site in Tazewell County, Virginia.
The US farm will be the company’s largest facility to date, and the financial assistance has been pledged by local development agencies.
This project, which is in its design stage, is one of nine projects that AquaMaof has under development around the world, with an expected combined capacity of 61K MT of Atlantic salmon and other premium species.
“Lior brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our executive leadership team, and we are looking forward to him driving our marketing and sales efforts to new heights,” said Shai Silbermann, VP of Marketing and Sales at AquaMaof. “North America is a strategic market for us, where interest in our solution has risen significantly. The interest is derived from the growing local demand for seafood, as well as the US administration’s policy to encourage the local aquaculture industry.”
“I am excited to join AquaMaof in this exciting time of tremendous interest in the company’s technology, and I am looking forward to sharing my experiences and tapping into my in-depth knowledge to drive AquaMaof’s growth and ensure continuous and optimal client support.” said Gal.