Erik Heim has left Nordic Aquafarms.
Heim, company president, announced on Linkedin on Saturday July 2 that he is ready for new challenges.
Nordic Aquafarms is in the middle of building a land-based salmon farm in Belfast, Maine.
Marianne Naess, commercial director of Nordic Aquafarms, also left the company.
Heim and Naess have left Nordic’s operation in the US already fully permitted and “ready for the next steps.”
Heim did not share why he and Naess are leaving at this crucial phase in the company’s timeline.
“The company’s salmon project in Maine was fully permitted in 2021 after a truly challenging undertaking and is now ready for next steps,” he said.
“It has been an incredible journey leading to many talented people working together in Europe and the US to further the RAS agenda. And that journey will continue. I wish the company and our staff in the US all the best with the journey going forward,” he said.
“There is never a really good time,” Heim told SalmonBusiness. “After 8 yrs it is time for something new. It has nothing do with our projects or RAS.”
He said he’s taken the company through “four years of major efforts” and it is now on a phase beyond development and permitting.