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Ace Aquatec makes a splash with key new appointment in Chile

01 May 2024

Ace Aquatec makes a splash with key new appointment in Chile

Scotland-headquartered aquaculture company Ace Aquatec has expanded its presence in the South American region with the appointment of Constanza Fontaine as Sales and Service Manager in Chile. 

Constanza joins Ace Aquatec with 12 years of experience in both the commercial and technical aspects of aquaculture solutions. Previous roles include four years at international aqua technology supplier ScaleAQ as Service and Aftersales Manager Chile, Head of Commercial at Badinotti, and Head of Services and Operations at Akva Group Chile. 

Constanza is poised to develop and expand Ace Aquatec’s presence in a region where welfare standards are rapidly evolving, corresponding to an increased demand for ethical stunning technology amongst producers, regulators, and supermarkets. Ace Aquatec’s award-winning Humane Stunning Universal (A-HSU®) technology is already in use at AquaChile, one of the country’s biggest salmon producers, and Chile’s largest processor Abick, who currently have three systems in their processing plants. 

With Ace Aquatec’s technology presenting new opportunities for Central and South American fish farming, Constanza’s role will see her focussing on promoting the company’s products across the region. 

Speaking about her new role, Constanza said: “Aquaculture is a vital industry in Chile, and I am excited to further build on and expand Ace Aquatec’s profile here. This role offers a rare opportunity to combine my expertise with Ace Aquatec’s innovative product portfolio, and commitment to creating a more sustainable, ethical future for fish farming. I’m looking forward to helping the company and its technology break new ground in this region”. 

Tara McGregor-Woodhams, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Ace Aquatec, added: “Constanza brings a wealth of experience to Ace Aquatec, including crucial connections and local knowledge, which will help us to further our mission of revolutionising aquaculture technology in Central and South America. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the team at an exciting point in time, both for us as a company and the sector more widely”.