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Nordic Aquafarms appoints interim CEO

July 6, 2022  By RAStech staff

Nordic Aquafarms has tapped its chief financial officer, Brenda Chandler, to be the company’s interim chief executive.

This appointment comes after founder and CEO Erik Heim and his wife, Marianne Naess, stepped down from the company. Naess served as executive vice president commercial of the U.S.-based salmon RAS company.

According to a report by WeAreAquaculture, Chandler will split her time between Nordic Aquafarm’s Humboldt, Calif. facility and the corporate office in Portland, Maine. Chandler has served the company as chief financial officer since March 2019.


Heim announced on LinkedIn on July 2 that he and his wife are stepping away from the company. Heim assured that he and Naess have plans to remain active in the U.S. aquaculture industry, but for now, “summer vacation is now on the menu” for them both.

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