The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC) appointed Jason Cleaversmith as vice president to lead the health and nutrition business unit and general manager of Canadian operations, effective January 1, 2020.
Cleaversmith brings more than 17 years of experience in aquaculture. He has served as AKVA Group Scotland's managing director, operations and business development director at the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Center and head of Novartis Aqua Health, overseeing manufacturing and R&D, among others. He comes from Nevis Marine where he provided consultancy services to the aquaculture industry, most notably as an industry expert with HATCH.Blue, an innovative aquaculture accelerator supporting a cohort of 13 technology companies on three different continents.
“I’m delighted to be joining the CATC team at such a pivotal moment in their growth. I look forward to working with the team, their customers and stakeholders in order to realize their ambitions to become a highly respected global player in the health and nutrition contract research space,” said Cleaversmith.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Jason to our team and back to PEI,” said CEO Dr. John Buchanan. “His extensive experience and leadership in global aquaculture will be invaluable as we grow our health and nutrition business unit providing contract and research services.”