September 26, 2018
Ornua, the largest exporter of Irish dairy products, with annualised sales of c. €2 billion across 110 countries, has appointed Iarlaith Smyth to President, Ornua Foods North & Latin America.
As President Iarlaith will lead the continued growth and development of Ornua’s branded portfolio of premium grass-fed Irish dairy products, which includes both Kerrygold and Dubliner, in the region.
Iarlaith joined Ornua Foods North America in 2011 as National Sales Manager. In 2013, he was promoted to Vice-President, with responsibility for growing the distribution of the Kerrygold brand nationwide which through 2017, continued to deliver double digit sales growth in the North American market. Prior to joining Ornua, Iarlaith held senior positions with Johnson Brothers and Danone Baby Nutrition in Ireland.
Commenting on the appointment, Róisín Hennerty, CEO Ornua Foods Americas and Global Marketing Director, said:
“We are delighted to announce Iarlaith’s promotion to President of Ornua Foods North America. Iarlaith will play an integral role in continuing to grow the Kerrygold brand in the region. Brand growth is critical to the delivery of sustainable and value-added routes to market for Irish grass-fed dairy products and is a key pillar of Ornua 2021, the Ornua Groups’ international growth strategy, which aims to deliver revenues of €3 billion in the coming years.”