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Benchmark announces new management appointment

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Benchmark, a leading aquaculture biotech company, has announced the appointment of Sverre Vormedal to the role of sales and technical manager for Iceland.

Sverre Vormedal, Benchmark Genetics.
Vormedal enters his new role with a wealth of experience from across the industry

Benchmark Genetics, an aquaculture biotechnology company which provides genetic services to producers, has announced the appointment of a new sales and technical manager for its operations in Iceland.

Sverre Vormedal comes to the role bringing a wealth of experience from his work across the industry, which has encompassed both full-time and part-time positions during his studies. His diverse background includes work in service boats, fish farms, sales logistics, and quality management. Prior to joining Benchmark, he served as biological controller at Arnarlax, an Icelandic farming company.

In addition to Vormedal’s extensive career experience, he holds an MSc in international fisheries management from the Arctic University of Tromsø, and a BSc in economics from the University of Bergen. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

“I consider Benchmark to be a leading and innovative player in the aquaculture industry. I am particularly impressed with their achievements in genetics and fish health. I look forward to joining the commercial team at Benchmark, where I will be responsible for our genetics customers in Iceland and the Faroe Islands,” said Vormedal, in an announcement of his appointment.

In his new role, Vormedal will report to Kate Furhovden Stenerud, commercial director of salmon at Benchmark.

“The team and I are excited to welcome Sverre on board. Iceland is a growing market for genetics, and we are confident that Sverre possesses the skills and experience necessary to effectively support our customers in this region, as well as in the Faroe Islands,” said Stenerud.

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