Managing director Neil Manchester leaving Hendrix Genetics
Neil Manchester is stepping down from the position of managing director of Hendrix Genetics’ aquaculture division, the Boxmeer, Netherlands-headquartered animal genetics company has confirmed.
With Manchester’s departure becoming effective on 31 July, 2021, the process of finding his successor has begun, the company said.
Manchester joined Hendrix Genetics in 2011 through its acquisition of the Scotland-based salmon breeding and genetics business Landcatch Natural Selection.
In his time at Hendrix, Manchester has overseen the acquisition of two large breeding companies – Troutlodge and Kona Bay – as well as the establishment of new ventures in Chile, Indonesia, and Ecuador.
Earlier this year, and in partnership with Skretting and Ecuacultivos, Hendrix Genetics began constructing a shrimp nucleus genetic center to provide Ecuadorian producers with a dedicated genetic line of shrimp with increased resistance to local diseases. Following on from the purchase of the Macrobio hatchery in 2019, the center took the three partners’ investment in the local industry close to USD 25 million (EUR 20.5 million).
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