Hendrix Genetics appointed Lorenzo Juarez as general manager to lead its shrimp breeding activities in Ecuador.
Lorenzo brings experience and an excellent track record in the global industry to Hendrix Genetics Ecuador, and has held senior positions in shrimp breeding in Mexico, Honduras, and the USA (Florida and Texas), combined with considerable shrimp industry experience in Thailand and Indonesia.
Dave Danson, director of shrimp and operations of Hendrix Genetics said, “we are delighted to have Lorenzo on board to take Hendrix Genetic Ecuador to the next stage. Over the last three years, we have built towards setting up a biosecure closed breeding cycle and are now on the eve of introducing our new product to the Ecuadorian market. As such, the timing of Lorenzo joining us could not have been any better.”
Juarez added that “coming from a long history in the industry, I have seen and lived the challenges that farmers, hatcheries and breeding houses are dealing with to keep up with the fast pace at which the shrimp industry operates and develops. Ecuador has taken a leading position in the global production and trade of high-quality shrimp, and I am excited to join Hendrix Genetics and partner up with our clients to bring juveniles of the highest quality and performance to farmers.”
Hendrix Genetics Ecuador was established in 2019 as a joint venture between Hendrix Genetics, Skretting and Ecuacultivos. In 2022, the company completed the build of its Nucleus Breeding Center (NBC) and transitioned to having a fully biosecure closed breeding cycle. Hendrix Genetics has partnered with selected clients to conduct field trials of the new breeding line and will start supplying the new exclusive product to clients in limited quantities, while supplies last, later this year.