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Founding Lyons Family

Dr. Pearse Lyons

Dr. Pearse Lyons

Founder

Dr. Pearse Lyons, the Irish entrepreneur whose vision for improving global agriculture built a multibillion-dollar international business, died March 8, 2018.  

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Deirdre Lyons

Co-Founder & Director of Corporate Image and Design

Deirdre Lyons was born in Dublin, Ireland, graduating from University College Dublin in 1970. In 1977, Deirdre moved to Kentucky with her husband, Dr. Pearse Lyons, and their two small children, Aoife and Mark. Aoife held a Ph.D. in clinical psycholo… Read More

Dr. Mark Lyons

Dr. Mark Lyons

President and CEO

Dr. Mark Lyons grew up in the Alltech business, having traveled with his father and Alltech’s founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons, from a young age to visit customers. With experience working in all regions and nearly all departments — from palletizing bags in… Read More

Dr. Aoife Louise Lyons

Dr. Aoife Lyons

It is with great sadness that the Lyons family and Alltech announce the passing of Dr. Aoife Louise Lyons on April 18.

Executive Leadership

Dr. Mark Lyons

Dr. Mark Lyons

President and CEO

Dr. Mark Lyons grew up in the Alltech business, having traveled with his father and Alltech’s founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons, from a young age to visit customers. With experience working in all regions and nearly all departments — from palletizing bags in… Read More

Alric Blake | Alltech's Chief Operating Officer

Alric Blake

Vice Chairman

As vice chairman of Alltech, Alric Blake chairs the executive committee. Prior to his current role, he served as chief operating officer and also spent four years as CEO, appointed by Alltech’s founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons. In this capacity, he was the… Read More

E. Michael Castle II

E. Michael Castle II

Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating officer, E. Michael Castle brings integration to Alltech’s operational and support teams globally, ensuring that they work in alignment and collaboration toward the company’s ambitious goals for growth and Planet of Plenty™ vision.… Read More

Senior Leadership

Becky Timmons

Becky Timmons

Chief Product Officer

Becky Timmons is chief product officer at Alltech, focusing on product development, formulation and quality assurance. She ensures that all Alltech products meet the high standards demanded by the company through its Alltech® Quality System (AQS). AQ… Read More

Orla McAleer

Orla McAleer

Chief Marketing Officer

Orla McAleer is chief marketing officer at Alltech and is responsible for overseeing the company’s global marketing efforts across its more than 120 markets. She also oversees the company’s marketing activities, including brand building, corporate an… Read More

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Brian McCawley

Chief Commercialization Officer

Brian McCawley is the chief commercialization officer at Alltech and is responsible for the commercial strategy and development of the organization, ensuring that all functions are aligned to meet the company's business objectives. Previously, he was… Read More

Cristopher Speight (lo-res headshot)

Cristopher Speight

Chief Financial Officer

Christopher Speight serves as chief financial officer at Alltech and heads the company’s global corporate finance, treasury management and M&A functions. He began working with Alltech on its M&A strategy in 2010 while at Bank of America Merr… Read More

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Jonathan Forest Wilson

President of Asia

Based in Beijing, China, Jonathan Forrest Wilson, president of Asia, is responsible for leading Alltech’s strategy within the world’s largest feed market. With more than 25 years of experience living and working throughout the Asia-Pacific and Ocean… Read More

Patrick Charlton

Patrick Charlton

Vice President of Europe at Alltech; CEO of Alltech Coppens

Patrick Charlton is vice president of Europe at Alltech, overseeing all of the company's European business. He is also CEO of Alltech Coppens, a specialist aquaculture feeds company, which was acquired by Alltech in 2016. Over the 30 years he has wo… Read More

Dan Haney

Dan Haney

Vice President of Operations

As vice president of operations, Dan Haney oversees Alltech’s operations globally, including management of Alltech’s manufacturing and/or sales distribution in more than 120 countries. With more than 30 years of fermentation and operations experience… Read More

Dr. Marc Larousse

Dr. Marc Larousse

Vice President of Business Development

Dr. Marc Larousse is the vice president of business development at Alltech and manages partnerships and merger and acquisition strategies for the company. He graduated from the National Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort and later received his maste… Read More

Dr. Ronan Power

Dr. Ronan Power

Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Ronan Power is vice president and chief scientific officer at Alltech. Since 2002, Power has been based at the Alltech Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition in Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA. He maintains a broad range of res… Read More

Nick Smit

Nick Smit

Vice President of Africa and the Middle East

Nick Smit grew up on a dairy and crop farm on the west coast of South Africa, and he attended Stellenbosch University in South Africa, from which he received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture, and the University of Guelph in Canada. Smit then went… Read More

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Vice President

Matthew Smith served as Alltech’s vice president of Asia-Pacific from 2011–2019. Working in the feed industry for more than 27 years — 22 of which have been with Alltech — Smith has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe and North America.  Smith relo… Read More

Paulo Rigolin (lo-res headshot)

Paulo Rigolin

Vice President of Latin America

Paulo Rigolin is vice president of Latin America at Alltech. Most recently, he was the strategy director for Latin America, a position he held since his relocation to Brazil in 2017, where he worked intensely on the integration of Guabi into the glob… Read More