News Release

François Brenta appointed new VP of Health and Nutrition at CAT 

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) welcomes François Brenta as Vice President of Health and Nutrition to accelerate the next stage of growth.  

A seasoned aquaculture professional, François Brenta has nearly three decades of aquaculture industry experience in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, managing commercial aquaculture ventures with a focus on operational efficiency, production, biosecurity, and consulting for private and government entities. 

“Starting as an aquaculture technician, working my way up, after three decades of international experience managing commercial aquaculture ventures and consulting for various organizations, it is a privilege to join a team of world-class professionals who are leaders in the development of responsible aquaculture technologies and solutions,” states François Brenta.

François has established a record of strong leadership and has managed large and diverse teams to great success.  He is a proven manager who supports and gets the best out of his team. His skills in organizing large projects will be particularly timely as CAT is undergoing a significant expansion of both teams and facilities in PEI. 

“I am excited to welcome François to our team. He brings world-class operational skills and a truly global perspective to our team in PEI,” said John Buchanan, President and CEO. “Francois’s dedication to the aquaculture industry is a perfect fit with CAT, and he shares our values and our focus on providing client-focused and innovative solutions that can help lead the industry forward.

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.