Efforts reinforced in both disciplines.
“ScaleAQ is committed to increasing value creation by emphasising biology and sustainability in new ways. Many have realized that the focus on biology and the environment must be strengthened. ScaleAQ wants to take an active role in both areas,” CEO Geir Myklebust told SalmonBusiness.
“As a global player and partner in the aquaculture industry, we see that we can contribute to an even greater extent than today in developing the industry together with our customers. As part of this, we are now hiring dedicated leaders for the areas of sustainability and biology. During the autumn Hanne Digre and Torstein Kristensen will join ScaleAQ. They represent long experience in seafood, salmon and the environment,” he said.
Hanne Digre comes from the position of head of research at Sintef Ocean where she has led the department of seafood technology. She has a PhD in the field of harvest, stress and quality of farmed fish, and has 22 years of experience from the fisheries and aquaculture industry.
Torstein Kristensen is a trained biologist with fish physiology as a subject area and holds a PhD on water quality in aquaculture from NMBU. He comes from the position of associate professor at Nord University and acting group leader for the aquaculture group. In the past, Kristensen has worked at NIVA with water quality in aquaculture.
“In many areas, aquaculture is very sustainable, but there will always be challenges. ScaleAQ is now rigging us more actively and purposefully to increase our contribution to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. We are seeing increased attention from our customers about these areas and would like to meet this expectation,” said Myklebust further.