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Benchmark bolsters customer Technical Services team with two Strategic Sea Lice Managers


Lene Stokka

Animal Health have appointed two Strategic Sea Lice Managers to their Technical Services team to provide support to customers using Benchmark’s ground-breaking new sea lice solution Ectosan® Vet and CleanTreat®.

The two new appointments, Lene Stokka and Catrine Smørås, bring a wealth of industry experience and will act as the primary points of contact for Ectosan® Vet and CleanTreat® customers.

Lene Stokka was first to be appointed in these newly created roles. She joined Benchmark in July 2021, with previous experience working as a fish health biologist for Mowi and HaVet. Stokka has specialised in fish health throughout her career and has seen first-hand the issues caused by sea lice.

Stokka and Smørås will provide personalised treatment support, driving best practices and ensuring that Benchmark customers get the most value from their treatments. Where Benchmark Animal Health products are used as part of an Integrated Pest Management system, Benchmark’s Technical Services team will collaborate directly with customers and assist in the delivery of successful treatment strategies.
Benchmark’s Technical Services team provide complete customer support at all treatment stages. The team are fully involved in treatment planning and are the key contact for customers. In addition, Benchmark already has a dedicated team to support the wellboats used in treatments with Ectosan® Vet – to ensure compliance with all requirements of the medicine.

Catrine Smørås,

The latest addition to the team, Catrine Smørås, joined Benchmark last month from the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Norway, where she worked as a fish health biologist. Prior to this, she worked for Mowi and Åkerblå, a specialist fish health company.

Beth Appleyard, Global Technical Services Lead at Benchmark Animal Health, said:

We are delighted to have Lene and Catrine join the Technical Services team. They both bring unique experience which will allow us to deepen and strengthen our support for Ectosan® Vet and CleanTreat® customers. They will support customers at all stages of the treatment journey – from pre-treatment through to post treatment evaluation and monitoring, helping to get the best treatments for our customers.

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