Regal Springs, the world largest producer of Tilapia, announced that Rudolf Lamprecht will step down as CEO and will be replaced by Achim Eichenlaub.
Rudolf Lamprecht founded Regal Springs in the 1980s and will remain a member of the board and an adviser.
He will focus his efforts in the company’s ongoing improvements in health and genetics of what has been dubbed the fish of the future.
Achim Eichenlaub joins Regal Springs from Nomad Foods Group (owning company of Iglo and Findus), where he served as Member of the Executive Board and as Managing Director Continental Europe. Eichenlaub was instrumental in the M&A transaction, resulting in Nomad Foods Group acquisition of the Iglo and the Findus Group, forming the leading frozen food company in Europe. Before Nomad, Eichenlaub worked for 25 years for Reckitt-Benckiser, where his last positions were SVP East Asia and SVP Central Europe.
“Achim brings strong managerial skills to our growing company,” Lamprecht says. “I am convinced that he will provide strong leadership in expanding our business across the world. Achim shares our values, strong emphasis on customer satisfaction and our focus on quality and innovation.”
“I am looking forward to join Regal Springs and to have the chance to work with Rudolf Lamprecht in his adviser position,” says Eichenlaub. “I have always admired the innovation Regal Springs brought to Tilapia fish farming and the impact Regal Springs has on people’s lives. “
Established in 1987, Regal Springs boasts the world’s top revenue in fish farming, processing and distribution of the finest Tilapia on the market—Regal Springs lake-grown, premium Tilapia. The white fleshed fish has a pure taste and the consistent quality particular to Regal Springs. Regal leads the way in complying with the highest levels of third party certifications, and continually seeks to go beyond those standards with its own pursuits of excellence in every area.
Regal Springs’ state of the art facilities located in Indonesia, Honduras and Mexico produce a total of 110,000 metric tons of fish per year. It employs 8,900 people in primarily poor rural areas. The company honors the potential for positive impact by a for-profit company to provide stability and security to these rural communities through fair and stable wages, public health and educational supports, and infrastructure development.