National Hog Farmer

Alltech Vice President Recognized for Achievement

aidan-connolly.jpg [Lexington, KENTUCKY] – Mr. Aidan Connolly, vice president of corporate accounts at global animal health and nutrition company Alltech, has been appointed as Associate Professor at University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) School of Business, for a five year period until November 2015. Such appointments are reserved for individuals of superior achievement and distinction in their primary professional endeavors and who have been recognized by peers as outstanding in their field.

Mr. Connolly received news of the accolade recently and said that “This appointment is a great source of pride for me. Through it, I will get the opportunity to share what lessons I have learned in the professional world with the industry leaders of tomorrow at UCD School of Business. Alltech, UCD and I share the ambition to endow future generations with the practical ability and intellectual insight needed to drive innovation and improve the quality of life for all”.

Prof. Tom Begley, Dean, UCD School of Business congratulated Aidan, saying, “Aidan has been a consistent collaborator with the School for more than ten years. His international reputation in marketing and agribusiness make him a worthy recipient of this appointment. Aidan’s expertise will enhance the experience of students and faculty at the School and we are looking forward to working more deeply with him and Alltech over the next five years”.

Mr. Connolly’s association with UCD began with his undergraduate studies there and his ties to the University have been cemented over the years by collaborations such as executive education courses and the formation of a mini-MBA program for Alltech employees – a format now adopted and used by a number of other leading global companies.

Note to the Editor:

Founded by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech is a global animal health and nutrition company with 30 years’ experience in developing natural products that are scientifically proven to enhance animal health and performance. With more than 2,300 employees in 120 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. For further information and downloadable press resources, visit