Hendrix Ecuador strengthens its shrimp portfolio with new GM

Hendrix Genetics has appointed senior shrimp executive Lorenzo Juarez to lead its Ecuador shrimp breeding activities as general manager.

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
7 September 2022, at 10:00am
person holding whiteleg shrimp by the antennae
Hendrix has created a fully biosecure breeding cycle for its shrimp

Hendrix Genetics Ecuador was established in 2019 as a joint venture between Hendrix Genetics, Skretting and Ecuacultivos © CNA

Juarez brings a vast experience and track record in the global industry to Hendrix Genetics Ecuador, and held senior positions in shrimp breeding in Mexico, Honduras and the USA (Florida and Texas), combined with considerable shrimp industry experience in Thailand and Indonesia.

Dave Danson, director of shrimp and operations of Hendrix Genetics comments, “we are delighted to have Lorenzo on board to take Hendrix Genetics Ecuador to the next stage. Last three years, we have built towards setting up a biosecure closed breeding cycle, and are now at the eve of introducing our new product to the Ecuadorian market. As such, timing of Lorenzo joining us could not have been any better.”

Lorenzo Juarez added, "coming from a long history in the industry, I have seen and lived the challenges that farmers, hatcheries and breeding houses are dealing with to keep up with the fast pace at which the shrimp industry operates and develops. Ecuador has taken a leading position in the global production and trade of high quality shrimp, and I am excited to join Hendrix Genetics and partner up with our clients to bring juveniles of the highest quality and performance to farmers.”

Hendrix Genetics Ecuador has been established in 2019 as a joint venture between Hendrix Genetics, Skretting and Ecuacultivos. In 2022, the company has completed the build of its Nucleus Breeding Centre (NBC) and transitioned to having a full biosecure closed breeding cycle. Hendrix Genetics has partnered with selected clients to conduct field trials of the new breeding line, and will start supplying the new exclusive product to clients in limited quantities, while supplies last, later this year.