Global aquaculture genetics, health and specialist nutrition firm Benchmark has appointed a new sales technical manager in India.

Balachandar Jayaraman will be responsible for sales and technical support in the country and neighboring regions.

Jayaraman comes most recently from Indian shrimp feed company The Waterbase, where he held several positions in commercial coordination and technical functions.

He has 28 years of experience in the shrimp culture business in India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Malaysia. He has expertise in shrimp larviculture, maturation, nursery, growout, and broodstock multiplication operations.

Balachandar holds a Bachelor of Biology degree, Master of Business Administration specializing in Project Management, a Diploma in Aquaculture, and Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Microbial Technology.