Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno was promoted as general manager at Spring Genetics, Benchmark Genetics USA’s tilapia business. With more than 15 years of experience in tilapia production, processing and commercialization in Latin America and the USA, Hideyoshi joined Spring Genetics in 2012. Hideyoshi has been carrying out different key activities, focusing especially on technical and commercial operations for the company, business growth and technical support to clients worldwide.
Benchmark acquired the US-based genetic program for tilapia in 2015. An essential part of Hideyoshi’s work has been to evaluate the program’s biological and genetic material and oversee the optimal growing and hatching conditions, internal processes for mating, egg collection and hatching. He has also been responsible for technical training of Spring Genetics’ staff and supporting the commercial director on the commercial strategy.
Segovia-Uno holds extensive experience in designing hatcheries, grow-out facilities, processing plants and implementing production programs, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) programs, food safety programs and Best Aquaculture Practices programs. This knowledge has been generously shared with numerous customers across the Americas.
“I am fully committed and motivated to make the business grow and become a global leader in tilapia genetics. I thank the directors for the opportunity and my team members for their constant support,” said Hideyoshi.
“We are very pleased that Hideyoshi has accepted this position,” said Jan-Emil Johannessen, head of Benchmark Genetics. “Due to his proven capacity, competence and commitment, I am convinced that he is the right person for this role.”