Troutlodge :: Chile announces changes to its Senior Management staff – Fishfarmer Magazine

Troutlodge :: Chile announces changes to its Senior Management staff24 March, 2010 –

Effective April 1, 2010, Rodrigo Torrijo will assume the responsibility of General Manager of Troutlodge :: Chile, replacing the outgoing John Dentler. Mr. Torrijo has previously served as the Sales & Development Manager for Troutlodge in Chile since June 2009. Mr. Torrijo will continue in this capacity as part of his General Manager duties.

After 2 years of living away from his home in the USA while directing Troutlodge :: Chile to new heights, Mr. Dentler has decided to return to the USA. He will continue in an advisory role with the company as he takes on additional assignments in the USA as well.

In addition, Troutlodge :: Chile announces the recent appointments of Claudio Cerda as Production Manager, Patricio Uribe as Broodstock Manager, and Lorena Arratia as Genetics Supervisor.

Regarding this new team, Dentler states, “Over the last several years Troutlodge :: Chile faced many challenges; however, our fortune has been to find exceptional people to work with. Rodrigo Torrijo, Claudio Cerda and the rest of the management team here are truly exceptional leaders, thinkers and workers and they have earned my full confidence. The skills and dedication of our workers has continually improved and I have enjoyed being a part of a tremendously vibrant local community. It has been an honor and pleasure to work for Troutlodge :: Chile and I look forward to continuing to assist Troutlodge in my new role.”

“We are very excited about the new leadership team that we have put in place at Troutlodge :: Chile,” says Troutlodge President Jim Barfoot. “This team truly represents the values of Troutlodge through their commitment to providing our clients with the highest quality products and services, and their commitment to making Troutlodge :: Chile a truly rewarding place to work.”

Regarding Mr. Torrijo, Barfoot notes, “Rodrigo has shown tremendous leadership capabilities in his short time with us in his role as Sales & Development Manager, and we believe he is the right fit for leading this company forward in his new role as General Manager. He has a keen sense for listening to and responding to customer needs, which is critical to us as we continue to develop ourselves to meet the needs of the Chilean salmonid industry.”

Troutlodge, Inc. is the world’s leading producer of eyed salmonid eggs, supplying nearly 400 million eggs each year to salmonid producers in 57 countries worldwide. The company specializes in the production of selectively-bred Silver Steelhead trout eggs for the Chilean sea-cage salmonid industry.

Troutlodge :: Chile (Quetro, S.A.) was founded in 1996 by Troutlodge, Inc. to serve the Chilean salmonid industry through the local production of high quality trout and salmon eggs, alevins, and smolts. The company is located in Region IX near Pucon. In addition to providing eggs and freshwater rearing services to the industry, the company also partners with Troutlodge to provide customized genetics programs for Chilean salmonid producers.