News Release

CAT appoints new Director of Nutrition

The team at CAT is excited to welcome Ivan Tankovski as Director of Nutrition effective January 10, 2022. After graduating with an MSc in Aquaculture from Wageningen University, Ivan has spent the last decade in applied research & development for the aquaculture industry. His research journey began studying aquatic animal health with a focus on vaccine development, followed by an extension into the design and execution of nutrition projects. Ivan joins CAT from his previous position at Pontus Research, where he was Research Director. Over the past five years, Ivan has overseen a vast number of projects focusing on an array of novel and existing nutrition products. A seasoned aquaculture professional, Ivan has strong industry background, and experience in trial design and execution as well as data analysis and management.


I’m very excited to have joined CAT. My entire professional career has been focused on aqua R&D and I believe my experience will bring a lot to the table,’ says Ivan, ‘I am also excited to have the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s top experts and be part of CAT’s ambitious growth journey.’


‘As the leader of the CAT Nutrition team, Ivan will play an integral role in the global growth of the company’s nutrition and feed manufacture services. We are delighted to welcome an experienced aquaculture professional such as Ivan to our team,’ says Francois Brenta, VP of Health and Nutrition at CAT.


Ivan’s appointment is the latest in a series of strategic leadership appointments designed to support the company’s rapid growth and the expansion of CAT services which deliver results that make a difference in the aquaculture industry.


The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is a global, full-service, contract and internal R&D organization that is focused on the application of technologies to improve productivity, efficiency, and sustainability in the aquaculture industry. CAT is home to a unique combination of world-class scientists bringing together complementary expertise in fish health, nutrition, and genetics working in state-of-the-art facilities to deliver innovative, tailor-made solutions for organizations in the sector. Learn more about our company here.