Top tilapia producer names former Nomad Foods exec as CEO as founder steps down

Published on
August 18, 2016

Rudolf Lamprecht will step down from the helm at tilapia-producing enterprise Regal Springs, with Nomad Foods Group alum Achim Eichenlaub taking over as the company’s new CEO in Lamprecht’s wake.

Lamprecht departs the company he founded in the 1987 to relish retirement, but will remain in the know at Regal Springs, serving as a member of the Board and an advisor with an eye toward the company’s ongoing improvements in health and genetics. Lamprecht’s successor, Achim Eichenlaub, leaves behind a role as Member of the Executive Board and Managing Director Continental Europe for Nomad Foods Group, which owns Iglo and Findus, to head up Regal Springs. Eichenlaub, who was integral the M&A transaction, resulting in Nomad Foods Group acquisition of the Iglo and the Findus Group, forming the leading frozen food company in Europe, brings ample managerial talent and experience to his new position.

“Achim brings strong managerial skills to our growing company,” said Lamprecht in a prepared statement. “I am convinced that he will provide strong leadership in expanding our business across the world. Achim shares our values, strong emphasis on customer satisfaction and our focus on quality and innovation.”

Before joining the Nomad Foods Group, Eichenlaub spent 25 years working for Reckitt-Benckiser, where he was SVP East Asia and SVP Central Europe before departing.

“I am looking forward to join Regal Springs and to have the chance to work with Rudolf Lamprecht in his advisor position,” added Eichenlaub. “I have always admired the innovation Regal Springs brought to Tilapia fish farming and the impact Regal Springs has on people’s lives.”

Regal Springs produces lake-grown premium tilapia from state-of-the-art facilities in Indonesia, Honduras and Mexico. The company employs 8,900 people, mostly in rural areas, and complies with the highest levels of third party certifications. On average, Regal Spring produces 110,000 metric tons of fish per year.

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