He has been hired to use his technical knowledge and management skills to develop the European trout market as well as standardisation of the services offered by the company's many distributors.
Handley has decades of experience in the aquaculture industry and will bring his many talents to oversee sales and operations to support our customers in the EMEA region.
Handley's aquaculture career began in 1979, working for one of the oldest trout farms and hatcheries in the UK – Berkshire Trout farm. Following this he spent 3 years working on a grass carp rearing project for Thames Water Authority before studying Aquaculture and Fisheries Management at Sparsholt College. He then gained management experience working for Test Valley Trout and Avon Springs Hatchery and Trout Farm. Most recently, he worked 25 years for Skretting, the global leader in aquaculture feed.
Keith Drynan, general manager for Troutlodge, commented: “Jon brings a wealth of trout hatchery and farming experience to Troutlodge along with technical sales knowledge of the aquaculture industry in general. I’m looking forward to working with Jon on regional development as well as promoting his skills to drive our focus on customer service.”