IDB names Ian Toal as Chief Executive Officer of Adams Foods Limited

June 14, 2011

14 June 2011, The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) today announced the appointment of Ian Toal as Chief Executive Officer of its British Consumer Foods Business, Adams Foods Limited. He is expected to take up the position later this summer. Ian Toal is currently Managing Director of IAWS Foods UK, a subsidiary of ARYZTA AG.

Heading up a staff of over 700 people, Ian Toal will be responsible for Adams Foods Limited. The business includes its branded range of dairy products under the Kerrygold and Pilgrims Choice Brands and its cheese pre-packaging facilities in Britain.

Over his career he has held a number of senior sales and marketing roles across the fast moving consumer goods sector. Prior to joining ARYZTA AG, in 2008, where he was Managing Director of Delice de France, Managing Director of Cuisine de France and latterly Managing Director of IAWS Foods UK, he held several senior directorial roles at Brakes, a leading Foodservice company in Europe. From 1995 to 2002 he was Group Sales & Marketing Director, for what now forms part of the Bakkavor Group and Maple Leaf Foods. He was also the British Sales Director for Country Choice Foods for two years.

Commenting on this appointment, IDB Chief Executive, Kevin Lane said:
"I would like to welcome Ian to the IDB Group and to this role at what is an exciting time in the development of both our industry and our organisation. Adams Foods Limited has an excellent team, strong brands and operates state-of-the art facilities. The British market is our largest export market and is central to our growth plans for the business. Ian will bring a wide range of experience and has the ambition, energy and skills to maximise the development of the business. We look forward to working with Ian and are delighted that he has decided to join us."