New CFO, committee members at AgriMarine
By SeafoodSource staff
12 June, 2012
AgriMarine, a British Columbia-based aquaculture technology company, has announced the appointments of John Buchanan as CFO, David Haig to its finance committee and Harry Knutson as chair of the audit committee.
Buchanan, director of the board and former chair of the audit committee, replaces Frank Guo, who recently stepped down as CFO. He has extensive business experience in both large and small companies in North America and international experience in Europe and the Pacific Rim. His responsibilities in recent years included senior executive positions in finance, sales and marketing, engineering and manufacturing.
Knutson is the founder of Nova Bancrop Group, which for a number of years was a partner in marine engineering business in France, but remains active in many investments through an affiliate base in Vancouver. He previously held positions of president of a mid-sized trust company, president, CEO and director of a real estate investment trust and president of a conglomerate involved in the food, sports and real estate industries.
Haig has held a wide variety of management positions in his 18-year career. His areas of expertise include planning and operations, management and development, project management, team building, and strategic partnering. He was the senior internal affairs advisor for policy and legislation for the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Most recently, he served as president and CEO for U.S.-based Bio-Fertilis, an organic fertilizer company. Prior to joining the finance committee, he served as special advisor to AgriMarine’s CEO.
The company also recently announced new members to its management team for its China operations, including a COO and general manager of farm operations.
“AgriMarine is rapidly evolving its business strategy and positioning itself as a technology developer and sustainable salmon producer,” said AgriMarine CEO Richard Buchanan. “We are amassing the talent to take us to the next stage of our business growth.”
12 June, 2012