May 4, 2016


Nutriad expands regional aqua teams

Nutriad announced the expansion of its regional aqua teams with the appointments of Tkangairulappan Gnanamani as aquaculture manager for South Asia, and Bruno Urach as sales manager for North East Brazil.


"Regional aquaculture specialists are an integral part of our strategy to increase our footprint in the key aquaculture markets around the world. Within Asia, India has dramatically increased its aquaculture production in the past years, particularly of white shrimp," Dr Peter Coutteau, Nutriad's business unit director for aquaculture, said. "Brazil continues to be an important aqua country in South America, with interesting growth potential in freshwater fish such as tilapia and local species. At the same time, the sustainability of the industry is challenged in both India as well as Brazil by disease outbreaks and scarcity of marine ingredients for aqua feeds, two areas where Nutriad offers specialised solutions and services."

"Besides shrimp, important volumes of freshwater fish are farmed in India and Bangladesh, which places among the main aquaculture regions worldwide. The local expertise of Gnanamani (pictured, right) in fish and shrimp aquaculture in India, and extensive knowledge of the local farming conditions perfectly complements the Nutriad aqua team in Asia Pacific", Allen Wu, regional manager for aquaculture (APAC), commented. 


"Having worked over 20 years in fish and shrimp aquaculture in India, supporting feed mills and farms, I see a great potential in the specialty programmes offered by Nutriad to improve feed cost-efficiency and prevent disease using natural products," Gnanamani said. "My position with Nutriad will allow me to apply my knowledge and experience towards solutions that help farmers and feed millers deal with day-to-day performance and health challenges in aquaculture."


Bruno Urach (pictured, left) has 13 years of experience in the aquaculture industry in Brazil where he worked in various positions with fish and shrimp producers in the north east of the country.


"Bruno's deep knowledge of the aquaculture market throughout the northeastern region as well as the main production centers of southeast and south of Brazil complements our livestock sales team in Brazil," Marcelo Nunes, Nutriad's regional director for South America, said.

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