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Senior Appointment for Northeast Nutrition Scotland

1st June 2020

Northeast Nutrition Scotland is pleased to announce that Gavin Ross has been appointed as Plant Manager at Invergordon Feed Mill.

“We are delighted to recruit someone of Gavin’s calibre and experience to Northeast Nutrition Scotland” said Chris Bryden, General Manager at Invergordon Feed Mill.

“Gavin comes with a strong background in manufacturing operations. His change management and continuous improvement capabilities coupled with his engineering skillset make him an ideal fit for this role. We will put his impressive and diverse experience to good use as we continue to increase our presence in the aquaculture feed sector.

“We would like to thank our departing Plant Manager, Michael Henderson, for all his hard work in helping to get the mill back up and running, and wish him all the best in his future career.”

Gavin Ross is an experienced engineering manager, most recently Maintenance Manager at SGL Carbon – a global leader in graphite and composite materials – at their Muir of Ord site. Prior to that Gavin was Senior Engineering Manager for Johnson and Johnson with responsibilities across Medical Device manufacturing sites worldwide. Gavin is passionate about training and development and led the highly-acclaimed Lifescan Scotland Engineering Apprenticeship program for eight years.

Gavin holds a BEng (Hons), an MSc in Supply Chain and Operations Management. He is Member of the Board of Management of Inverness College UHI and chairs the college’s finance and general purposes committee.

“I’m delighted to be joining Northeast Nutrition Scotland at such an exciting time for the company,” said Gavin Ross. “I look forward to leading the production team at Invergordon and making sure that we surpass our customers’ needs with high quality, nutritious feed, and to help grow the production pipeline in the future.

Invergordon Feed Mills was acquired by Cooke in September 2019 and restarted production in January 2020.

Under the Northeast Nutrition Scotland banner the mill utilises MSC sustainably sourced fishery products which carry the Marine Stewardship Council’s iconic blue checkmark, signalling that they come from a healthy, sustainable fishery. Fisheries that are MSC certified are recognised as some of the best managed in the world.

The mill has achieved Label Rouge and Organic accreditations, and has full flexibility to produce feed for seawater and freshwater sites, across three production lines.

The mill will supply feed to Cooke Aquaculture Scotland’s salmon farms in Orkney and Shetland, and will seek to develop new supply chain opportunities within the UK and global aquaculture sector.