People

At Benchmark Genetics we are passionate about our work and take pride in what we do. We are a global community committed to driving sustainability in aquaculture. We work as a team and every member of that team is valued. We work hard and have fun while we are doing it.

Vision, Mission and Values

Office team Iceland

We care for our people

At Benchmark Genetics we care for each other and foster a culture of trust, respect, fairness, pride and friendship.

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Being Well

The wellbeing of our employees is of the utmost importance to us. We offer various programs to support physical, mental and social wellbeing of our employees. Examples of what we offer:

  • Employee assistance program
  • Work-life balance
  • Trained mental health first aiders
  • Health & Safety representatives
  • Sponsored social events
  • Employee champions

A good place to work

Our People are the cornerstone of our success. Meet some of our team members across the world:

Portrait Carlos Lopez

Working for Spring Genetics is extremely gratifying for me as I know the positive impact our improved genetic strain, Spring Tilapia, provide to the developing world where most tilapia production takes place. Benchmark Genetics is having a large impact on the aquaculture industry leading towards more sustainable and profitable production for farmers around the world. I truly believe that I have found my dream job as I get to be based in my hometown Miami, FL yet still provide technical support to farmers all over the US and the world.

Carlos Victor Lopez, Aquaculture Site Manager located in Miami, USA
Picture of Robert Runarsson - Global Sales Manager located in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

I am very pleased and honored to be a part of the Benchmark family and to have the opportunity to work with all the professional and talented people across the business area. The best part of my job is to ensure that our valuable customers across the globe get access to high quality ova from our production sites here in Iceland. These eggs are the starting point of the production cycle, and therefore crucial to our customers. We are definitely contributing to the growth of the industry, and to help our customers combatting challenges related to diseases and sea lice.

Robert Runarsson, Global Sales Manager located in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Picture of Renate Espeland - Accountant located in Bergen, Norway

What I like most about my job is the fact that there is continuously new tasks and challenges, making each day a bit different. I also enjoy being a part of a team of ambitious, generous, solution oriented and down-to-earth colleagues. What attracted me to join Benchmark is the company’s focus on sustainability as this is a read thread through everything we do. For instance, to create sustainable jobs, contribute to a sustainable aquaculture industry and ensuring that the company is operating in a sustainable way.

Renate Espeland, Accountant located in Bergen, Norway
Picture of Torhild Bentzen - Quality Coordinator located in Salten, Norway

I really enjoy working with continuous improvement and seeing the results from always looking to optimise every single process. My position as Quality Coordinator in Benchmark Genetics allows me to do what I enjoy every single day! I recently started working here, and from my previous work experience I was familiar with the products from Salmobreed Salten. This made me even more excited starting in this position. I am looking forward to new exciting tasks and to learn a lot from my colleagues.

Torhild Bentzen, Quality Coordinator located in Salten, Norway
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