VOLAC has appointed Una Hickey (pictured) as Sales Manager for Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
A key member of the Volac Ireland team for 10 years, Una lives in Ballyhea, Charleville, County Cork, with her husband Dinny Daly and their two children Kathlyn and Patrick.
Una studied Applied Biology and Analytical Science followed by various nutrition and strategic management courses organised through Volac. Recently she obtained a Diploma in Ruminant Nutrition from Harper Adams University in Shropshire.
She has over 20 years experience in the agricultural industry having sold the renowned Golden Maverick brand with Kerry Co-Op before its acquisition by Volac in 2008.
Una has been a committed Volac team member during a decade of continual growth across its main three product categories: Young Animal Nutrition, Forage Additives and Ruminant Fats.
Her passionate interest in computerised calf feeding ensured Una played a pivotal part in helping farmers add value to their businesses by using a computerised feeding system.
Una commented: “I am really looking forward to growing Volac’s business further as we have a great team committed to providing Volac products and service that help farmers make their businesses more sustainable.
“Volac places a huge emphasis on strong working relationships with farmers, merchants and co-ops and I am keen to build on these relationships – many of which my predecessor, Pat Cahill, successfully initiated and developed over the years.”
Pat Cahill, who is leaving Volac Ireland after close to 30 years service in the company, says Una’s energy, commitment and enthusiasm for the job will ensure customers continue to receive excellent service.