RAS expert Andrew Cree Preston joins Benchmark Genetics
Preston will help customers maximize the potential of the company’s genetics to meet their production objectives.
Benchmark Genetics appointed Andrew Cree Preston in the role of RAS technical manager, Global. Preston, former head of Aquaculture Production and Operations at Aquamoaf Aquaculture Technologies, is one of the world’s most prominent experts within RAS-production of Atlantic salmon. In his new position, he will dedicate his time to customer service and sharing his operational, academic and technical skills and experiences to help customers succeed and reach their production targets.
Andrew Cree Preston has considerable experience in aquaculture from a commercial farming perspective and in academic research. His expertise comprises numerous aquatic species, including Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout, Atlantic cod and ballan wrasse. During his academic career, he was involved in research projects with leading global aquaculture, nutrition and pharmaceutical companies. He has accumulated extensive experience in R&D within aquaculture as study director and principal investigator for regulatory studies (GLP, GCP).
Before joining Benchmark, Andrew was employed by Aquamoaf Aquaculture Technologies since 2017. His role in the company included leading research and development, heading the development of aquaculture production and operations, leading knowledge transfer, managing lean and process refinement, and more.
Geir Olav Melingen, commercial director of Benchmark Genetics, said, “we are honored to have Andrew Preston on board in our commercial team. He has an impressive biography and a strong reputation within the aquaculture industry.” Melingen is confident that Preston’s contributions to the extensive land-based customer portfolio will strengthen the company’s position as a leading supplier of genetics to this segment of the industry.
“I am excited to join Benchmark Genetics and very keen to get started in the new position. I enjoy working in close contact with clients on a global basis, and I believe I can make valuable contributions that will help our customers maximize the potential of our genetics to meet their production objectives,” Preston said.