Zinpro Corp. has hired Mihai Sun as aquaculture nutritionist to provide technical support and research expertise for the company’s global aquaculture customers.
In addition, he will develop and implement research protocols, as part of the Zinpro Research and Nutritional Services (RNS) team, to identify current and future needs for trace mineral nutrition in aquaculture production and provide solutions for customers.
“Mihai brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to provide our global aquaculture customers with research and technical support specific to this industry,” said Terry Ward, RNS global director, Zinpro. “We are excited to have Mihai on our team to further help our customers to improve performance and wellness of their aquaculture species and to answer their questions about optimal nutrition for aquaculture production.”
Sun has authored or co-authored a variety of peer-reviewed research articles related to aquaculture nutrition and is currently an animal nutrition reviewer for the North American Journal of Aquaculture.
He received his doctorate in animal nutrition from the University of Missouri-Columbia, his master’s degree in fish nutrition from Pukyong National University in Busan, South Korea, and his bachelor’s degree in aquaculture from Dalian Ocean University in Dalian, China.
In addition to his research and academic pursuits, Sun has spent more than a decade working in the aquaculture industry, most recently serving as an aquaculture nutritionist for a North American feed manufacturer with a focus on specialty and aquatic feeds. He also has worked as an aquafeed technical manager for a feed company in Shanghai, China.