Aker BioMarine Antarctic announced the promotion of Matts Johansen to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Johansen has served as executive vice president of marketing and sales since October 2009. During his tenure, he has overseen significant sales growth in North America and Europe and the development of the Asian markets in parallel with regulatory filings.
In this new role, Mr. Johansen will be responsible for marketing and sales, business development, regulatory, research and development, shore-based production and process development.
"Matts has done a tremendous job managing our sales growth over the past three years and I am confident he will take on the position as COO with the same level of energy and enthusiasm he has exhibited since he joined Aker BioMarine in 2009," said Hallvard Muri, CEO of Aker BioMarine.