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Meet the Empyreal team.

Kristoffer Lunde, Integrated Protein Product Line Manager

Kristoffer Lunde

Integrated Protein Product Line Manager

Kristoffer is the Product Line Lead Leader for Empyreal75 and MOTIV. Kristoffer has been with Cargill Branded Feed for the last six years and with Cargill since the acquisition of the feed company EWOS in 2015. He has a diverse background from the fisheries and aqua culture space and grew up in Norway where his family operated a salmon smolt farm.

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  • Nguyen Duy Hoa, PhD, Global Technical Director

    Nguyen Duy Hoa, PhD

    Global Technical Director

    Dr. Hoa is the global technical director for Empyreal 75 and Motiv, servicing and supporting customers in product application and usage. Dr. Hoa has worked for Cargill for six years, with three years at Cargill Vietnam Aqua Nutrition Technology, and three years for Empyreal 75 and Motiv. Dr. Hoa spent more than 17 years in the National Aquaculture Research Institute in Vietnam, during 1994–2012. He began working in the aqua industry as a key account manager for INVE Aquaculture for one year, then joined Cargill in 2013. Hoa has significant experience in shrimp nutrition and shrimp farm management, and has expanded his expertise in fish nutrition to serve customers in the Asia region for Empyreal 75 and Motiv products.

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  • Claudio Paredes, Aquaculture Global Sales Director

    Claudio Paredes

    Aquaculture Global Sales Director

    Claudio oversees Empyreal 75 and Motiv sales, primarily in Central and South America. He joined Cargill in 1999, spending 13 years with Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN), with different responsibilities in aquaculture feed sales, product development and technical assistance. In 2013, he joined the Empyreal team at Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers North America. Claudio has vast experience in shrimp farm/feed management, especially in South America. He also leads Cargill Andina in Chile, the business in charge of the Empyreal 75 commercialization of salmon feed mills operating in that country. Claudio has also been a key contributor to product development, leading the commercial initiative around Empyreal 75 and Motiv.

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  • Michael Klapperich, Global Business Development Manager<br/> North American Sales&nbsp;Director

    Michael Klapperich

    Global Business Development Manager
    North American Sales Director

    Michael is the Director of Sales, North America and Distribution for Empyreal 75 and Motiv. In addition to sales activities, Michael develops and manages service partner relationships in countries where we do business. Michael has spent 17 years with Cargill, all within the Corn Milling business unit. Initially working in merchandising of various byproducts, the latter part of his career has been focused on commercial activity and business management.

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  • Vorapong Pattrakulchai, Business Development Manager, APAC

    Vorapong Pattrakulchai

    Business Development Manager, APAC

    Vorapong is the Business Development Manager for the Motiv and Empyreal 75 brands in the Southeast Asia region.  He worked with Cargill for a few years starting in 1996 in Thailand, right after his completion of his Master’s Degree in Agriculture and Resources Economics from West Virginia University in USA.  Vorapong left Cargill for some years and gained valuable experience in different functions in aquaculture such as feed mill management, marketing coordinator, commercial lead, and M&A lead.  Vorapong has hands-on experiences working with back yard farmers, large scale commercial farms as well as feed millers in livestock and in aquaculture segments. He rejoined Cargill in 2023 and is based in Thailand.

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