Irish Dairy Board

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) is the central export-marketing arm of the Irish dairy industry and a major international exporter of Irish dairy products. A commercial cooperative, its function is to market the products of its member manufacturing cooperatives and dairy companies to generate the maximum return for the primary producers.

Originally established as the semi-state organization, Bord Bainne (Milk Board), in 1961, the Irish Dairy Board is one of the oldest and most successful indigenous multinational Irish companies.

A major international business with an annual turnover in excess of €1.8 billion, the IDB operates in over 90 countries around the world. Its business is comprised of three divisions: Consumer Foods, Commercial & Food Ingredients and DPI Specialty Foods, a distribution company in the US. The IDB owns the internationally established Kerrygold® brand, the Irish dairy industry’s most important marketing asset. Other IDB brands include Dubliner and Pilgrims Choice.

The IDB provides the scale and scope, logistics and distribution expertise to enable the global export of Ireland’s dairy products, reducing any cost duplication in the sales and marketing efforts of Irish dairy processors. The Board exports some 80% of its members’ cheese, 70% of butter and 50% of all skim and whole milk powder produced. A long established supplier of industrial milk products, the IDB has an unparalleled reputation worldwide for developing and marketing specialist ingredients to major food corporations.

Group subsidiaries in the UK, mainland Europe and the US pack, distribute and market a wide selection of branded products, dairy ingredients, specialised grocery, delicatessen and gourmet food items of both Irish and non-Irish origin.

Board Members :
Vincent Buckley (Chairman)
Jackie Cahill (Vice-chairman)
Michael Cronin
Aaron Forde
Vincent Gilhawley
Michael Hanley
Liam Herlihy
Kevin Kiersey
John Moloney
Dan MacSweeney
John O’Brien
Ted O’Connor
Jim Russell
Conor Ryan
Jim Woulfe

IDB Executive
Kevin Lane, Chief Executive
Anthony Proctor, Chief Operating Officer
Joe Collins, MD – Commercial & Food Ingredients Division
Joe O’Flynn, MD – Consumer Foods & Growth Strategy Division
Jim DeKeyser, President – DPI Specialty Foods (USA)
Cathal Fitzgerald, Financial Director
Mick Mullagh, Human Resources Director
Anne Randles, Secretary & Director – Administration

Subsidiary Companies:
Consumer Foods Division:
Gisbert Kugler, Managing Director - IDB Deutschland
Carl Ravenhall, Managing Director – Adams Foods Ltd. (UK)
James O’Regan, Managing Director - IDB Benelux Group
Neil Cox, President - Irish Dairy Board Inc. (USA)

Commercial & Food Ingredients Division:
David Smyth, Managing Director – Meadow Cheese Company Ltd. (UK)
Angus Galbraith, Managing Director – Dairy Ingredients (UK) Ltd.
Stephen Howarth, Managing Director – Adams Food Ingredients Ltd. (UK)
Thomas E. Ferris, CEO – Meadow Ingredients (USA) LLC.

DPI Specialty Foods (USA):
Tammy Brusseau, President – DPI Specialty Foods Mid-Atlantic Inc.
Mark Dahm, President – DPI Specialty Foods Northwest Inc.
Bill Barrett, President – DPI Specialty Foods Rocky Mountain Inc.
Andrew Kramer, President – DPI Speciality Foods Midwest Inc.
Dan Madsen, President – DPI Specialty Foods West Inc.

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