Fish Vet Group appoints top USA team
Fish Vet Group (FVG) has appointed a team of aquaculture health specialists at its USA office in Portland, Maine. Hernan Pizarro and Jason Collins join FVG Inc. to provide aquaculture health services to producers of farmed fish, shellfish and crustaceans across the Americas.
Hernan Pizarro joins FVG Inc. as Technical Services Director, moving from his most recent position as leader of the commercial development of Pfizer’s technical product portfolio for aquaculture worldwide. Pizarro brings with him 15 years’ experience that includes development of a breakthrough pathology process specific to the aquaculture business, and commercial introduction of clinical services and vaccines specific to salmon and tilapia.
Regional Sales and Technical Manager Jason Collins moves to FVG from fish health product wholesaler and supplier Europharma, where he was Account Manager for the US and East Coast of Canada. With 11 years’ experience in the aquaculture business, Collins provides a technical link between science companies and fish producers and has worked extensively in North America, Canada, Chile, Norway and the UK.
Pizarro said: “We are delighted to join such a well established company and are looking forward to developing in the Americas the same high quality of service FVG is renowned for in Europe and Asia. FVG is one of very few companies with the expertise and right approach to truly provide a total aquaculture health offering. It is small enough to progress ideas to market quickly but mature enough to understand industry issues.”