Land-based aquaculture producer Nordic Aquafarms on Tuesday appointed company CFO Brenda Chandler interim CEO of its US salmon operations, following the resignation of president and founder Erik Heim late last week.

Chandler, who has served as Nordic’s CFO for the past three and a half years, assumed her new position over the weekend and will split her time between Humboldt, California, and the Nordic's corporate office in Portland, Maine.

Chandler is a Maine native with family roots in Belfast and Jonesport.