Friday 22 September 2017

Dan MacSweeney to retire from Carbery Group after 25 years as CEO

Dan MacSweeney, Chief Executive Officer, Carbery Group
Dan MacSweeney, Chief Executive Officer, Carbery Group
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

The chief executive of Carbery Group, the Cork-based international manufacturer of value-added ingredients, flavours and cheese, has retired.

Dan MacSweeney will stand down from his position after 25 years in the role at the end of December 2017.

He will also be stepping down from the Group's Board.

Dermot O’Leary, Chairman of Carbery Group thanked Mr MacSweeney for his "outstanding commitment as Chief Executive and his dedication to Carbery since he joined the Company over 38 years ago".

"Under Dan’s leadership and direction, the Group has expanded to a point where we now have diversified operations across four continents supplying close to 40 international markets and a successful and diverse portfolio of dairy, nutrition and food ingredients businesses," he said. 

"Importantly for the four west Cork co-ops and our suppliers, this business success has allowed Carbery pay industry leading milk prices to our suppliers over many years. On behalf of the Board I would like to wish Dan and his family every success in the future."

The process to identify Dan's successor in currently underway led by the Chairman and including Carbery Board members - and the appointment will be announced in due course.

"I have had the privilege of working with the Carbery Group for many years and the honour of leading the Carbery Group team since 1992," Mr MacSweeney said.

"Building and developing the Carbery business over that time has been an exciting challenge and I have received tremendous support in that task from the various board members I have served under, the management team I have worked with and the very committed staff who now number close to 600 and drive our business in our facilities at Ballineen, the USA, South America, the UK and South East Asia.

"I have great confidence in the Carbery business and I have no doubt that the business will continue to grow and develop in the years ahead, continuing to deliver for the milk suppliers of West Cork in the future."

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