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21 January 2021

Jan Rune Nordhagen joins Benchmark Animal Health as Senior Commercial Manager in Norway

Benchmark Animal Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Rune Nordhagen as Senior Commercial Manager for Norway. Jan Rune will lead the commercial launch of Benchmark’s novel sea lice control medicine, BMK08 and award-winning water purification system, CleanTreat®.

“Sea lice control is one of the major issues in salmon farming. Keeping sea lice under control costs Norwegian producers an estimated 5 billion NOK annually. It is an ‘old’ problem which needs new solutions to be solved”.

Jan Rune Nordhagen

“What Benchmark Animal Health is bringing to the Norwegian market is a true innovation” Jan Rune continues, “something new, something that has not been done before. This is what attracted me to the company. It takes a lot of courage to launch a new and disruptive solution in an established market. Launching a new bath treatment medicine jointly with water purification system shows clearly that Benchmark is a responsible, forward-looking organization, committed to sustainability”.

Carolina Faune, Head of Commercial for Europe “the interest in our new solution is growing rapidly as is our experienced team to support our customers”

“Jan Rune is a great addition to the team, and I am sure his experience and enthusiasm will make a significant contribution to help the industry in the fight against the sea lice”.

Jan Rune is a marine biologist and has over 20 years’ experience in both human and animal health. He worked in commercial and business development roles in Pfizer, Novartis and Elanco. Most recently he was QA and Sales Manager at Chemco AS.