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Benchmark announces commercial team expansion

September 18, 2023  By Hatchery International staff

Ruben Helmersen Johansen

Lene Stokka, Catrine Smørås, and Ruben Helmersen Johansen joined Benchmark’s commercial team for salmon. This change, which is a combination of promotions and position restructuring, aims to enhance the company’s sales of products to the salmon industry.

Kate Furhovden Stenerud has been named commercial director for salmon at Benchmark. She will be joined by experienced colleagues in the reorganized team. Lene Stokka and Catrine Smørås have been working as fish health specialists in the technical department at Benchmark Animal Health since 2021. Close dialogue with customers in connection with sea lice treatments has been an important part of their work, and they will continue to fulfill this task in their new roles in the commercial team. 

“In addition to customer contact, Lene and Catrine will ensure that the team enhances their expertise by sharing their knowledge and experiences with their colleagues. This change will also contribute to closer follow-up with our customers to ensure best practices and optimal use of our medicines,” said Stenerud.

Lene and Catrine will report to the commercial lead for health, Preben Matre.


Ruben Helmersen Johansen has now been named sales and technical associate. He will report to the new commercial lead for Genetics, Thommy Holmvåg, and his primary task will be to work closely with the company’s customers in Southern Norway to ensure their successful ova inlay practices.

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