Germinal Ireland appoints new MD

Friday 12.11.2021 , events , news

Germinal has today announced the appointment of Michael Slattery as Managing Director of Germinal Ireland.

Michael will be based at Germinal’s distribution and administrative base in Co. Tipperary and takes up his new role in early December.

Prior to joining Germinal, Michael held the position of Managing Director for Drummonds Limited - the leading feed, seeds and grain merchant in the North-East which he has managed successfully since 2009. Before that he spent eight years with major purchasing and marketing group, Acorn Independent Merchants as CEO. He holds a degree in Agricultural Science from University College Dublin (UCD) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).

William Gilbert, Group Managing Director of Germinal, commented: “This is an exciting time for Germinal and I am pleased to welcome Michael to lead our business in Ireland. His deep knowledge and understanding of agriculture and the wider agricultural supply trade, coupled with his proven leadership abilities, will help us continue to grow our business and support both our agricultural and amenity customers through these rapidly changing times.

Commenting on his appointment, Michael, added: “I have enjoyed being at Drummonds, but now is the right time for me personally to make this change. I am delighted to be joining Germinal - a great company – and look forward to the opportunity to help Ireland’s livestock farmers leverage the competitive advantage of grass-based production by utilising Germinal’s market-leading forage varieties, whilst providing innovative grass solutions to our amenity customers.


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