Industry Movers: biomega, GOED and Clasado

By Will Chu

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Industry Movers: biomega, GOED and Clasado

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First up, biomega, a Norwegian biotech firm that develops salmon peptides and proteins for human nutrition applications, has appointed Chris Fredrik Simmenes as its new factory manager.

Hired to oversee operations in the firm’s flagship biorefinery in Skaganeset, Norway, Simmenes has the full backing of Stig Petersen, CEO at biomega, who says: “It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Chris to our team.

“Responsible for the day-to-day operations of our Skaganeset biorefinery, his wealth of experience in dealing with regulatory requirements from Mesterbakeren will swiftly become an asset to us as we focus on improving our circular approach to upcycling salmon rest streams.”

Alongside its Norwegian facility, biomega will add a second biorefinery in Denmark at the Port of Hirtshals this Summer to expand its manufacturing capabilities.

Simmenes comments: “I am truly grateful and humble to be welcomed by such a highly competent team at biomega.

“The company is continuously working towards its sustainable goals as a responsible manufacturer, therefore the decisions we make must be for the future of our planet, and I look forward to taking our operations to the next level.”


The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) has welcomed Ashley Becnel as its Global Business Development Director.

Becnel will oversee business development strategy to help grow the global organization, as well as manage member engagement for its 160-plus member companies.

“We are excited to have Ashley join our team to invigorate our business development efforts,”​ comments Ellen Schutt, Executive Director of GOED.

“We’re looking forward to introducing her to existing members as well as embarking on new areas of growth as the omega-3 industry evolves.”

Becnel previously worked on client acquisition and retention, as well as stakeholder and partnership engagement for FoodMinds, a nutrition communication firm.

Additionally, Becnel served the White House as part of the Advance team, handling foreign visit logistics during the Obama Administration.

Clasado Biosciences

Finally, Clasado Biosciences has announced its Head of B2B and Corporate Marketing, Steven Riley, has now joined the Global Prebiotic Association’s (GPA) Communications Committee.

“I am pleased to join the Communications Committee of the Global Prebiotic Association,” ​says Riley.

“The committee provides a proactive voice on many issues that are important to the category, and works to generate educational content, learning events and valuable media engagement.”

The appoint closely follows a raft of appointments by the UK gut ingredient specialists. with CEO Per Rehné joining the GPA ‘s executive board, and R&D Director, Dr Lucien Harthoorn, appointed to the Science & Technical Committee.

Only last month, Clasado announced the appointment of Sophie Walters to the role of Supply Chain Manager.

“In today’s evolving health category, prebiotics hold a lot of potential and are already shaping the future of gut-mediated wellness,”​ the GPA explains.

“It’s essential that we are able to communicate this potential effectively across markets and geographies.

“The Global Prebiotic Association creates a more cohesive and connected sector to ensure that all businesses in this space are moving in the same direction and securing a real long-term future for the prebiotic category.”

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