Dairy industry veteran Dennis Roberts has been hired by tilapia farming enterprise Regal Springs as its new general manager for the United States, according to a company announcement released on 26 February.
Roberts brings over 27 years of national and multinational experience to the role, having worked throughout the dairy industry for companies such as Borden Dairy Company, Foster Farms Dairy, and Unilever Breyers Ice Cream. He comes to Regal Springs most recently from Crystal Creamery (formerly Foster Farms Dairy), where he served as the vice president of sales and marketing.
In his new role, Roberts will be in charge of helping to grow awareness for the Regal Springs’ brand within the U.S. market, said Achim Eichenlaub, CEO of Regal Springs Group.
“He will lead a passionate team and be working out of Miramar, Florida. We are confident that together, they will make a positive impact in growing the awareness of our refocused Regal Springs U.S. business offer. This includes the extensive efforts we are making in evolving our responsible aquaculture and sustainability programs, to strengthening our internal capability to develop our product range so that consumers can enjoy the many positive and versatile features of our premium tilapia,” Eichenlaub said in a press release.
Kicking off his career at Nestle as a territory sales manager, Roberts progressively increased his commercial responsibilities through a number of career advancement opportunities. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from San Diego State University in California.
The Regal Springs Group raises premium tilapia in lakes in Indonesia, Honduras, and Mexico. Its fish are weaned without the use of chemicals, growth hormones, or antibiotics, and are certified under BRC, the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program, and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. The company is owned by the Golden Springs Group, which is also the parent company of Singapore-based feed company Gold Coin Group.