First Seafood names new factory director; says to expect further expansion

Editorial Staff

New role will be pivotal to the company’s future growth.

First Seafood, owned by Norwegian giant Insula, has announced the appointment of Roger Aspen as the new director of factories, effective from January 1, 2024.

The move comes following news the company is to open is a new salmon filleting factory in Norway in March 2024, which is following the same model as their factory in Kongsvinger, opened in autumn 2022.

The new role will be pivotal to the company’s future growth as it seeks to add capacity in the years to come, a spokesperson for First Seafood parent company Insula told SalmonBusiness.

Aspen brings over two decades of experience in salmon and trout processing, with a background that includes positions at Sekkingstad, Sotra Fiskeindustri, Multivac, and Marel.

Holding an engineering degree in aqua technology, Aspen’s expertise is expected to enhance the company’s processing ambitions.

The Oslo-based processor and exporter was acquired by Insula in 2016. Insula, which named Amund Fjortoft as CEO in May 2023, is itself owned by Kverva, which is owned by Norwegian multimillionaire Gustav Witzøe, the co-founder of SalMar.


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