Benchmark Genetics appoints former Scottish Salmon Company senior biologist as land-based sales manager

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Harry Tziouvas to strengthen its salesforce towards RAS.

In a press release, Benchmark Genetics writes that it has appointed Harry Tziouvas to appointed RAS Sales Manager with effect from December 7th.

The business area, being a part of Benchmark Holdings, is a supplier of genetics to the fast-growing land-based farming industry. He will be based in the company’s offices in Inverness, Scotland.

Cypriot Tziouvas comes from the position as Technical Sales Manager for Benchmark Animal Health, where since March of 2018 he has been responsible for managing key accounts and customer’s portfolios in the Mediterranean region.

Harry Tziouvas. PHOTO: Benchmark Genetics

Before joining Benchmark Animal Health, Tziouvas was the Senior Biologist for the whole northern region of the Scottish Salmon Company, where he was responsible for the fish health management of all marine and freshwater sites. In his new role in Benchmark Genetics, he will use his experiences from working for leading aquaculture companies in Northern Europe with Atlantic salmon and in the Mediterranean with sea bass and bream.

“I am very pleased that Harry has accepted this exciting and ambitious opportunity”, said Benchmark Genetics Commercial Director Geir Olav Melingen. “RAS-technology is complex and requires different skills and competences than traditional sea-cage farming systems, and I am sure that Harry has the right background to provide beneficial services to our customers within this sector,” he said.

Tziouvas said he sees aquaculture as one of the most promising sectors within food production. “With the rising demand for fish products and the decreasing catch from wild fish, aquaculture is gaining more importance,” he said.

“Benchmark Genetics has foreseen the trend of land-based RAS facilities and is investing in this sector with genetically adapted products and by creating new specific roles within the company,” added Tziouvas.