Whole Foods supplier Kvaroy Arctic names new CEO

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The company has recently undertaken initiatives to increase its footprint in the US market.

Norwegian salmon producer, Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett, has announced the appointment of Rune Mikalsen as the chief executive officer of its US sales subsidiary, Kvarøy Arctic.

Previously serving as the chief financial officer for Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett, Mikalsen will now steer the company’s US operations, directing its sales and marketing initiatives.

Taking over the CFO reins from Mikalsen is Freddy Olcese, who joined Kvarøy Arctic last year as the vice president of finance. Prior to that, Olcese had an 11-year stint as the CFO of AquaChile, collaborating strategically with Mikalsen.

The company further revealed the induction of Arnie Dzelkalns as the new Midwestern sales manager for the US.

Kvaroy Group, a prominent salmon supplier to Whole Foods, has recently undertaken initiatives to bolster its footprint in the U.S. market.

The Kvaroy Group reported sales exceeding NOK 1 billion ($100 million) for 2022.

In September 2022, the company announced a joint venture with Fram Seafood, and investment firm Nyhamn to be called 1814 Salmon, with the aim of building a seafood processing facility in Eidsvoll, Norway, with an investment of NOK 100 million ($10 million).


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