Marel appoints managing director of fish


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 29, 2014

Marel has appointed Sigurdur Olason managing director of the Fish Industry Center as of 1 May.

As part of Marel’s executive team he will report directly to CEO Arni Oddur Thordarson. Sigurdur succeeds Jon Birgir Gunnarsson who is leaving the company.

The company said it is thankful to Gunnarsson for his “important contribution and achievements during his employment and wishes him all the best in the future.”

Olason has extensive, international experience within the seafood industry. He is familiar with Marel, having worked in the company’s product development department from 2001 to 2006. During the last six years he was business development manager with Samherji, one of Iceland’s leading seafood companies. Olason has an MBA degree from the Brisbane Graduate School of business, a B.Sc. degree in computer science and a B.Sc degree in engineering from the University of Iceland.

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