Ace Aquatec, Scotland-headquartered aquaculture and marine equipment supplier, boosted its global presence with two senior additions to its North America team. The expansion makes the new Canada office Ace Aquatec’s fourth international base outside the UK in addition to Australia, Chile and Norway.
The new division will be led by Ace Aquatec regional manager, Sam Bowman, who previously held senior management positions at two of the world’s largest salmon aquaculture producers, Mowi and Cermaq. Sam joins Jenny Bouwsema, director of scientific research, who has worked alongside a number of fish farms and hatcheries across the globe to help develop technical solutions and carry out welfare research, and fellow new recruit Adrian Hulme, product engineer and design consultant with over 35 years of experience in underwater engineering.
Nathan Pyne-Carter, CEO at Ace Aquatec, said that “over the last year, we have taken the decision to grow Ace Aquatec’s presence internationally by making our technology and research knowledge more accessible to fish farmers across the globe. We’re continuing to see the growing demand for more productive, ethical and sustainable methods of fish farming, so expanding our team in North America was the next logical step in our strategy.”
Sam Bowman, regional manager, added, “we are a nation known for providing some of the world’s best quality fish so it’s great to be working alongside Ace Aquatec who has an extensive background in providing some of the best aquaculture technology in the world. Their ethical and sustainable approach is something to be welcomed by the North American market and I look forward to working alongside the team to grow their presence.”
Last year, Dundee-based Ace Aquatec announced the opening of its Chile and Norway divisions as part of its global growth strategy.