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Skretting appoints global manager for closed aquaculture systems

The company appointed Charlie Granfelt to drive the strategic innovation agenda and support progress in alternative farming technologies for salmon and other species.

Skretting appoints global manager for closed aquaculture systems
Charlie Granfelt
November 2, 2021

Skretting appointed Charlie Granfelt as global manager closed aquaculture systems. In this role, Charlie will support industry ambitions and ensure Skretting provides solutions to a dynamic and important sector essential to ensure that aquaculture continues to meet the seafood needs of our growing global population.

With additional Atlantic salmon output from alternative farming technologies alone expected to grow to 200,000 metric tons towards 2030, Skretting is preparing accordingly with the appointment. Commenting on his new role, Charlie said, “I’m excited to work with the existing global team working at Skretting to deliver the best value proposition to our customers in this segment. We are mobilizing our global competence and organizing to meet the market needs in a way that is structured and efficient.”

The position is not limited to the salmon sector, nor recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). “Although grow-out salmon in RAS is dominating at the moment, we also see that other species like shrimp, kingfish, barramundi, tilapia and catfish are showing signs of moving into new technologies to complement traditional farming. This further strengthens our drive, as we are a global company and can commit locally to projects whether they’re located in Japan, the United States, China or Europe. Our ongoing local competence is valuable from day one,” continued Charlie.

Charlie joins Skretting HQ with over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing, including over 20 years in senior leadership positions including football directorship and as a board member. He has worked for Skretting for 12 years, eight as sales director in Norway and four years as general manager of Skretting France.

Skretting CEO, Therese Log Bergjord, said that “if we want to ensure that there is enough seafood to meet ever-increasing demand, our industry and new technology is critical. It’s not a case of and/or, it’s a case of and/and/and. At Skretting, we are embracing all new methods to ensure we can continue to meet demand in a sustainable way. The development of land-based and closed systems is a key strategic area for Skretting moving forward, and I’m happy to have Charlie on board at global headquarters to ensure we fulfill our ambitions together with our clients.”