AquaGen Scotland announced the appointment of Keith Drynan as the new Managing Director of the company. Drynan will take up the position on May 1st, 2023.
With decades of experience in the aquaculture industry in Scotland and abroad, Keith brings a wealth of expertise to the role. Before joining AquaGen he held several senior leadership positions in the industry, including BioMar, Troutlodge, and Landcatch Natural Selection.
In his new role, Keith will be responsible for all commercial activities of AquaGen in Scotland as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the facility, ensuring that the company continues to deliver high-quality salmon eggs with AquaGen-genetics based on more than 50 years of breeding. With a strong commitment to aquaculture, being customer-oriented in combination with a business mindset and a proven track record, Keith is well-positioned to contribute to the company’s achieving its long-term goals.
“We have been through an extensive process to find the right leader for our business in Scotland. AquaGen is committed to supplying the global market with high quality genetics in the form of fertile salmon eggs. Scotland is a key market for AquaGen, and we are thrilled to have Keith on board. His extensive industry experience will be an asset to the Scottish industry and to our company. Keith has a background in marine biology from Glasgow and Heriot Watt Universities as well as strong skills in building customer relationships and people development through coaching and team working. Thus, he will contribute to further growth and success of our business in Scotland as well as globally,” said AquaGen’s CEO Knut Røflo. “We look forward to working with Keith to achieve our shared vision of genetics being a key contributor to the future of sustainable aquaculture.”