Tuesday, March 15, 2016

15/03/2016: Alltech appoints new general manager for UK

Alltech is pleased to announce the appointment of Fergal McAdam to general manager for the UK. McAdam has worked for Alltech for the past nine years, managing key accounts in Ireland and as sales manager for Northern Ireland.

Alltech have appointed an new general manager for the UK
Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of people, animals and plants through nutrition and scientific innovation, particularly yeast-based technology, nutrigenomics and algae. 

With nearly 100 manufacturing sites globally, Alltech is the leading producer and processor of yeast and organic trace minerals, and its flagship algae production facility in Kentucky is one of only two of its kind in the world.

The company’s guiding ACE principle seeks to develop solutions that are safe for the Animal, Consumer and the Environment and is actively supported by more than 4,700 team members worldwide.

Alltech is the only privately-held company among the top five animal health companies in the world. This is a source of competitive advantage, which allows Alltech to adapt quickly to emerging customer needs and to stay focused on advanced innovation and long-term objectives. Headquartered just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Alltech has a strong presence in all regions of the world.

Fergal McAdam
Alric Blake, Alltech CEO, commented, “We are delighted to have Fergal leading the team here in the UK. Fergal possesses huge market knowledge and has a long track record in the agricultural arena. I have every confidence Fergal will lead our sales team in providing outstanding service to our customers across the UK and Northern Ireland.”

Coming from a strong dairy farming background, McAdam received a degree in agribusiness from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and is currently studying for a master’s at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. 

As general manager for the UK, McAdam will manage the UK team, liaising closely with feed compounders and farmers throughout the market. Prior to joining Alltech, McAdam worked for Lakeland Dairies, a major Irish dairy processing co-operative.

“I look forward to working with the team in delivering superior value to our customers,” said McAdam. “We have a very diligent and dedicated team, and I aim to further develop this market for the benefit of our customers.”

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