Eamon Duignan (pictured) has been appointed Member Relations Manager of Lakeland Dairies.
From Cornafean, Co. Cavan, he is an Agricultural Science graduate of UCD where he received first class honours specialising in animal science. Duignan joined Lakeland Dairies’ Graduate Programme and the Member Relations Department of the co-operative in 2014. In parallel with this, he completed a Diploma in Management in conjunction with the Irish Management Institute (IMI). He succeeds Dermot Coyle who retired recently after many years of dedicated service to the co-operative.
Duignan said, “Together with my colleagues, I look forward to the further development of our member relations programmes which are designed to support dairy farmers with the most relevant information, advice and assistance across every aspect of their milk production and supply arrangements. Meeting the needs of our many dairy customers worldwide begins on local milk supplying farms where we are fortunate to have a very high quality of milk supplied for processing. Our priority is to ensure long term and sustainable success for all of our milk producers and we will continue to work closely with them in achieving this aim.”
Lakeland Dairies processes over 1 Billion litres of milk annually collected from 2,500 high quality milk suppliers, across 15 counties in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The co-operative manufactures and export an extensive range of top quality dairy foodservice and food ingredient products for blue-chip customers in 78 countries worldwide.