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15 February 2021

Benchmark Genetics appoints new General Manager of its tilapia business

Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno has been promoted to General Manager at Spring Genetics, Benchmark Genetics USA’s tilapia business, with effect from 12.02.21 

With more than 15 years of experience in tilapia production, processing and commercialisation in Latin America and the USA, Hideyoshi joined Spring Genetics in 2012. Hideyoshi has been carrying out different key activities, focusing especially on technical and commercial operations for the company, business growth, and technical support to clients worldwide.

Benchmark acquired the US-based genetic programme for tilapia in 2015. An essential part of Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno’s work has been to evaluate the program’s biological and genetic material and oversee the optimal growing and hatching conditions, internal processes for mating, egg collection and hatching. He has also been responsible for technical training of Spring Genetics’ staff and supporting the Commercial Director on the commercial strategy.

Segovia-Uno holds extensive experience in designing hatcheries, grow-out facilities, processing plants and implementing production programs, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) programs, food safety programs and Best Aquaculture Practices programs. This knowledge has been generously shared with the programmes numerous customers across the Americas.

He graduated as Biotechnology Aquaculture Engineer from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico in 2004, and holds a Certificate in HACCP and GMP´s, and a Certificate in Finances from Universidad Centro Americana Jose Simeon Cañas in El Salvador.

Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno, General Manager, Spring Genetics

“I’m fully committed and motivated to make the business grow and become a Global leader in Tilapia Genetics. I thank the Directors for the opportunity and my team members for their constant support”, commented Hideyoshi.

“I am very pleased that Hideyoshi has accepted this position”, says Jan-Emil Johannessen, Head of Benchmark Genetics “Due to his proven capacity, competence, and commitment I am convinced that he is the right person for this role”.