Camanchaca’s Bert Bachmann to retire

Published on
June 20, 2019

Bert Bachmann, U.S. strategic development director for Miami, Florida-based Camanchaca, is retiring at the end of June.

Bachmann, who also served as president of Camanchaca’s U.S. office for 16 years, will continue as a senior advisor to Camanchaca after his retirement, the company said in a press release. 

Santiago, Chile-based Camanchaca has a large vertically integrated salmon aquaculture operation and wild-catch fishing operations for a number of species.

Its succession plan to replace Bachmann took place two years ago, when Cesar Lago took over the position of president of Camanchaca Inc., Wirlenys Quintero, marketing manager for Camanchaca, told SeafoodSource. As a result, Camanchaca will not be hiring a new U.S. strategic development director.

“Over these past 18 years, he was instrumental in growing it to be one of the most respected Chilean seafood companies in the U.S. market,” said Juan Carlos Ferrer, Camanchaca’s international corporate business director, in the release. 

“I have been very fortunate to work for such an outstanding company and with so many dedicated and talented colleagues for more than 18 years,” Bachmann said. “I am very proud of what we have accomplished together, and I look forward to continue to serve this incredible industry.”

Bachmann has been active in industry associations, including being a founding member of “Salmon of the Americas." He has also served on the Global Aquaculture Alliance Board of Directors for the last 12 years, and is an advisor to the Seafood Nutrition Partnership and a supportive member of the Chilean Salmon Marketing Council.

“On behalf of the Camanchaca family, I thank Bert for his invaluable leadership,” Camanchaca President Cesar Lago said. "With his vision, we have built great focus as a company, strong values and an unwavering commitment to our customers by assembling one of the best teams in the industry.”

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