30/01/18 Updated 26/03/19

New sales director for Marel Fish

Marel is pleased to announce the appointment of Diego Lages to the position of Sales Director for Marel Fish, effective 1 January 2018.

Diego is based in Iceland and reports to Sigurdur Ólason, Managing Director (EVP) Marel Fish.

Marel continues to serve the wild whitefish and salmon processing segments, but is now increasing its focus on farmed whitefish.

Diego’s appointment further strengthens Marel’s ability to make this shift, which reflects the company’s awareness of the growing importance of the farmed whitefish segment in feeding the world sustainably.

Having been with Marel for 15 years, Diego has a strong regional knowledge and understanding of the fish processing industry, and his background in aquaculture science is also a great asset to the management team., Sigurdur Ólason, Managing Director (EVP) Marel Fish -


Before taking up his new role, Diego had been based in Chile since 2013 as Regional General Manager and Regional Sales Manager for Marel Fish in Latin America. Before then he established Marel’s operations in Spain and then managed the Iberian region, including Portugal.

Diego succeeds David Bertelsen who has become Marel’s regional director for Oceania/South East Asia.

Marcelo Damiani has been appointed New Territory General Manager for Marel Fish in Latin America and Iago Torres has been appointed Regional Sales Manager.