Kingfish has announced that co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Kees Kloet, will assume a new consultant role in the company starting August 1. Thus, the new function of Kloet will be to provide support and guidance to the management team and the supervisory board.
As part of the modernization plan, Kingfish will split the former role of the CTO. Therefore, they will transfer tasks to the other members of the management team to carry out this restructuring.
"Mr. Kloet's importance for The Kingfish Company's success cannot be overstated. We are deeply grateful for his dedication and valuable contribution throughout the years, and we are pleased he will continue to support our team as a trusted advisor," said Vincent Erenst, CEO of The Kingfish Company.
Kloet took over the role of CTO in April last year when the company was still expanding. During this period, The Kingfish Company was still growing the executive committee was created.
The Kingfish Company is a leading player in sustainable land-based aquaculture, specializing in the production of high-quality yellowtail kingfish. Based in the Netherlands, their Kingfish Zeeland facility currently produces 1,500 tons annually, with plans to expand by 2023. Their operations prioritize animal welfare, utilizing advanced recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) that protect biodiversity and ensure biosecurity. Thus, the company actively commits to sustainable practices by utilizing 100% renewable energy from wind, solar, and biogas.
The yellowtail kingfish, the company's flagship product, holds high regard in Italian and Asian fusion cuisines as a versatile fish species. Their products have earned certifications from organizations such as the ASC, BAP, and BRC for their sustainability and environmental friendliness. Moreover, the Company has received accolades, including the 2019 Seafood Excellence Award, and is recognized as a green choice by the Good Fish Foundation.