Kevin M. Fitzsimmons joins HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. as New Board Member
HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc., a leading producer of functional, sustainable Tilapia biomass, including fish and personal healthcare products, announced the addition of Dr. Kevin M. Fitzsimmons, to the Company's Board of Directors, effective March 8, 2010.
Dr. Fitzsimmons serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Tilapia Association and is an Associate Director at International Programs College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona. For the past ten years, Dr. Fitzsimmons has organized and co-chaired the Annual Tilapia Development Conference sponsored by the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Association and Chinese Government. In addition, over the last six years Dr. Fitzsimmons organized and chaired the International Symposia on Tilapia in Aquaculture, the major industry forum on research, production, processing and marketing of tilapia.
"Dr. Fitzsimmons has 30 years of experience with tilapia research and development. He has assisted the industry's growth on a global basis and we are excited to have such an accomplished individual on our Board of Directors," stated Norbert Sporns, HQ Sustainable Maritime's President and Chief Executive Officer. "As a leader in the production of functional, sustainable Tilapia biomass products we look forward to Kevin's future insight and contributions to our Company."
Additionally, The World Bank as well as Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, Guyanese, and Indonesian governments have asked Dr. Fitzsimmons to consult and assist with tilapia development in their countries. Dr. Fitzsimmons' books and articles on tilapia farming and biology are widely used within the aquaculture industry and academia.