Changes at the top as Aqualife grows
INTERNATIONAL fish vaccination company Aqualife has announced management changes as it expands and diversifies its health services.
The move sees a more hands-on role for Aqualife’s founder and chief executive, Gordon Jeffrey, with fellow director Phil Brown taking on a new role as head of innovation.
Former managing director Ronnie Soutar becomes head of fish health and welfare, reflecting the company’s ambitions for further expansion outside the vaccination sector.
Veterinarian Soutar said: ‘It has become very obvious that providing wider fish health and welfare services, and consultancy in that area, goes hand in hand with the development of Aqualife’s world leading vaccination service.
‘That’s particularly true as we enter new global markets; 2017 is proving to be a truly international year for the company.
‘My new role allows me to build on my roots as a fish vet. It’s a real growth sector and I aim to announce new developments in our services at Aqua Nor, if not before.’
Highlighting Aqualife’s ongoing investment in and commitment to R&D, Innovation head Phil Brown said: ‘My focus is now on the development of mobile automated vaccination technology to complement our traditional manual vaccination services.
‘With a move to a new workshop earlier this year and collaboration with local innovation partners, we’ve got some really exciting work coming to fruition.’
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