AquaGen appointed Keith Drynan as managing director of AquaGen Scotland. With decades of experience in the aquaculture industry in Scotland and abroad, Keith brings a wealth of expertise to the role. Prior to joining AquaGen, he held several senior leadership positions in the industry, including BioMar, Troutlodge and Landcatch Natural Selection.
In his new role, Drynan will be responsible for all commercial activities of AquaGen in Scotland as well as oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility, ensuring that the company continues to deliver high-quality salmon eggs with the AquaGen genetics based on more than 50 years of breeding. With a strong commitment to aquaculture, being customer-oriented in combination with a business mindset and a proven track record, Keith is well-positioned to help the company achieve its long-term goals.
“We have been through an extensive process to find the right leader of our business in Scotland. AquaGen is committed to supply the global market with high quality genetics in the form of fertile salmon eggs. Scotland is a key market for AquaGen, and we are thrilled to have Keith on board. His extensive industry experience will be an asset to the Scottish industry and to our company. Keith has a background in marine biology from Glasgow and Heriot Watt Universities as well as strong skills in building customer relationships and people development through coaching and team working. Thus, he will contribute to further growth and success to our business in Scotland as well as globally,” said AquaGen’s CEO, Knut Røflo. “We look forward to working with Keith to achieve our shared vision of genetics being a key contributor to the future of sustainable aquaculture.”