Meet The Team: Lorenzo

Lorenzo M. Juárez is COO for Global Blue Technologies, Ltd. and its affiliates Perciformes Group and Prometheus Progeniture Genetics Technologies, Ltd. He has been a consultant for the worldwide shrimp industry and worked for two years as Chief Operating Officer for Yorktown Technologies, a company that incorporates biotechnology and fish farming for the production of ornamental fish in the US. Previously he spent 2 years in Baja California, Mexico, as CEO of Baja Aquaculture, Inc., a US holding with companies that farm marine fish and oysters in Mexico, and manufacture offshore farming equipment in Maine. During 2010–2013 Lorenzo was deputy director of the office of aquaculture at NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service in Washington, DC. The bulk of his experience stems from 25 years managing shrimp hatchery and breeding operations in the USA, Latin America, and Asia. He was president of Shrimp Improvement Systems (SIS), a leading shrimp breeding company and worldwide supplier of genetically-improved broodstock. He was country director of Sygen’s shrimp breeding company SyAqua, overseeing their Mexican concerns and coordinating with operations in Hawaii, Singapore, and Indonesia. Between 1989 and 2003 Lorenzo worked for the US-Honduran group Sea Farms International, at the time the largest shrimp farming company in the world.

Lorenzo has a master’s degree in Aquaculture from Auburn University and a B.Sc. from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico. Throughout his career he has written extensively about his experiences with shrimp hatchery operations, selective breeding programs, offshore mariculture, and about aquaculture and environmental sustainability. He has published numerous works in peer-reviewed journals and trade magazines, including two chapters in a 2010 book summarizing advances in shrimp farming. Lorenzo is a past president (2009) and a fellow (2011) of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), and a past president of the Mexican Association of Shrimp Hatcheries (2003). He also founded and was first president of the Mexican Association of Marine Fish Farmers (2014). Lorenzo lives with his wife Rosa in the greater Tampa Bay area in Florida.