BioMar appoints Australia Managing Director

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Veteran David Whyte taking the helm.

In a press release today, BioMar writes that it has announced the appointment of David Whyte as the Managing Director of their new fish feed manufacturing plant in Tasmania. The plant, currently in its construction phase will be ready for commissioning in early 2020.

Whyte is a marine biologist with 32 years’ experience in aquaculture production and supply companies in Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. David was the first Technical Manager at BioMar’s UK plant in the late nineties and returns to BioMar to lead the start-up of the company’s first Australian mill.

A seasoned salmon farming veteran, Whyte has worked for Skrettring, Huon Aquaculture, NZ King Salmon and Tassal.

Vice President of BioMar’s Salmon Division Dr Patrick Campbell said: “David will bring an impressive combination of experience to our business. He possesses a deep understanding of aquaculture built up over a lifetime in the industry. His breadth of knowledge and commitment to customers makes him ideally suited to lead BioMar Australia in the next phase of its development”>

David Whyte said: “I am excited to take this new professional challenge to build a high performing team and firmly establish BioMar in Australia and New Zealand. It’s a tremendous opportunity and a significant responsibility to meet the expectation of our customers, staff, community and shareholders”.

David will join the company in mid-July 2019.