The leadership team at Appalachian Salmon is composed of industry leaders from the public and private sectors. With diverse backgrounds in operations management, distribution, public policy, and aquaculture, they are passionate about identifying growth opportunities for sustainable salmon for the North American market.
Founder and CEO
Austin Caperton, Board of Directors & CEO, has extensive management experience and since founding Caperton Inc. in 1989 has provided strategic direction, acquisition, disposition, financing, workout, and project-oriented services to clients.
Combining his experience with his engineering and law degrees, he has generated and managed transactions, held several executive positions in various industries, and consulted on various management functions, including operations, sales, and finance.
In addition, he served as Cabinet Secretary for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection from January of 2017 through January of 2021.
WVU College of Law J.D.
Virginia Tech, B. S. Mining Engineering
We are committed
Our board and advisors are a talented group of professionals with extensive experience in many industries, including aquaculture, whose expertise and insight are highly valued as they help guide our project to a successful future.