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Benchmark Genetics Chile has new general manager
By Liza Mayer
Pablo Mazo has been hired as Benchmark Genetics Chile’s new general manager as of early May.
The Chilean salmon egg supplier is looking to Mazo’s experience in several renowned salmon farming companies to help Benchmark further establish its place in the local aquacultre industry.
Mazo has experience at the technical department of the Chilean Salmon Farmers Association as well as the Freshwater team of AquaChile. He has a Fisheries Engineering degree from Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso in Chile and a Master of Science in Aquaculture from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
“We are very pleased to have Pablo (Mazo) joining our team,” said Jan-Emil Johannessen, head of Benchmark Genetics. “His wide knowledge of the Chilean salmon industry, professionalism and commitment, together with his experience leading people make Pablo a key resource for the further development of Benchmark Genetics Chile’s productive and commercial plans.”
Benchmark’s first batches of Chilean eggs from locally-produced strain is expected to be available for deliveries from the first quarter of 2021.