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New appointments for Valka

New appointments for Valka

New appointments for Valka, the Icelandic fish processing machinery manufacturer has appointed industry veteran Jon Birgir Gunnarsson as Director of sales.

He has previously played a big role in the growth and globalization of Icelandic Technology firms such as Marel, Controlant and Skaginn 3X. Continued growth with increased global reach and a call for the in-depth processing knowledge called for new roles that changes Valka’s Sales and Marketing setup.

A statement added: “Valka feels an increased need for in-depth processing know-how and engineering input, especially when setting up new or optimizing current production processes. It’s becoming more common that seafood industry companies choose to not have large engineering departments. To meet this need and to accelerate the development of processing concepts, for example by collaborating with third parties, Valka has appointed Kristjan Hallvardsson as Process Consulting Manager. Hallvardsson has long-term hands-on and management experience from within Valka, as well as extensive knowledge from managing international R&D projects in earlier roles.”