Management structure for Morpol’s Scottish farming operation

November 1, 2010 15:31

Further to Morpol's acquisition of Northern Isles Salmon (previously Mainstream Scotland) and Lakeland group (the salmon farming operations of Marine Farms), the company announces the management structure of the Scottish salmon farming operations, reports with reference to Morpol.

The Managing Director of the combined company will be William Liston, former Managing Director of Lakeland Group. William Young, former Managing Director of Northern Isles Salmon Ltd. is named Production Director and the department heads of Freshwater, Seawater and the Technical area will report to him. Mark Warrington will be in charge of the sales, processing and harvesting departments. William Liston will report to Steven Rafferty, Morpol CFO and liaise on sales and processing with John-Paul McGinley, Morpol COO.

"We are very pleased to have the new management structure in place for our farming operations in Scotland, and particularly to have William Liston as the Managing Director with his vast experience built up over many years. He has led the Lakeland Group to be recognised as one of the top performing companies, not only in Scotland, but on a global basis. Morpol management will have close contact with the Scottish management with an aim to maximise profitability and synergies throughout the value chain and to take an innovative approach to the company", says Jerzy Malek, Morpol CEO.

"I am delighted and honoured to have been given the privilege of leading the combined forces of what was previously the Lakeland Group and Northern Isles Salmon. We will shortly be bringing these two names under one umbrella. The newly formed company, as part of the Morpol group, will play a major role within the Scottish salmon industry, employing over 300 people", says Managing Director William Liston.

For further information, please contact:

Steven Rafferty, Chief Financial Officer, phone +47 97 66 41 04 William Liston, Managing Director Scottish farming operations, phone: +44 7710 45 2499

About Morpol

The Morpol Group is engaged in salmon processing as well as sale and distribution of finished salmon products. The Morpol Group's main products are: cold and hot smoked salmon, gravadlax, fresh salmon fillets, frozen salmon portions, organic salmon, wild salmon and salmon specialties. The Morpol Group also has salmon farming activities in Scotland. The Morpol Group had revenue of approximately EUR 340 million in 2009.

Founded in 1996 in Ustka on the Baltic coast of Poland, the company employs over 3,000 people in eight countries. Morpol Group is the world leader in smoked salmon. The company has achieved its world leading position through the efficiency of processing activities, a constant focus on product quality and service provided to retail and food service customers. Morpol serves customers across Europe, Japan and the United States.

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