Global health and animal nutrition company Alltech is expanding its marketing, regulatory and sales teams with several promotions and new hires.


Orla McAleer has been promoted to the position of European marketing manager, based at Alltech’s European Bioscience Centre in Ireland. Orla joined Alltech in 2003 as PR manager for Europe and was promoted to communications manager for Europe and Asia in 2004 before settling into her current role as Asia-Pacific marketing manager.  In her new role, McAleer will be responsible for overseeing the marketing and branding of Alltech and its products throughout Europe.

Gunes Sezer joined Alltech in 2000 as marketing manager for Alltech Turkey. She has recently been promoted to the role of marketing manager for Eastern Europe, having previously held the position of marketing manager Europe and global brand manager for Bioplex.


Dr. Jean Kennedy joined Alltech in November 2010 as EU regulatory affairs manager. Her previous employers include the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Michigan State University, University College Dublin and the European Food Information Council. She is currently working in Alltech’s European Regulatory office in Paris.


Andrea Capitani joined Alltech Italy in 2007 as sales manager. In 2009 he became general manager for Alltech Italy, and since January 2011 he has taken on the additional responsibility for managing Alltech Slovenia. He manages the sales, marketing and office team, and he will now dedicate more attention to key accounts.

Andris Pliksa has been an Alltech employee since 2005 and was recently promoted to the position of country manager for Alltech Latvia. Beginning in April, Pliksa will be focusing on Alltech Russia as a dairy consultant and as part of the Russian sales team.

Antra Grazule joined the Alltech team in January as sales manager for Latvia. She spent 13 years in the Latvian Rural Advisory Centre and will use her knowledge and contacts in the dairy business to build Alltech’s Latvian base.

Bertrand Ménard-Brûlé has more than 15 years experience with the InVivo Group in Paris, then in the animal nutrition sector as a marketing manager. In his new role as ruminant sales manager for Alltech France, Ménard-Brûlé's priority is to strengthen Alltech’s presence in the French ruminant market.

Cathal McCormack has been promoted to the position of country manager, Ireland. McCormack's previous position with Alltech was regional sales manager for Connacht and the Midlands. Before coming to Alltech he worked as a training and development officer with Macra na Feirme.

Emmanuel Landeau joins Alltech France as a sales representative on the French market and as a swine technical support on the European market. In his new role he will develop direct business relationships with key customers and provide technical support focused on swine nutrition to the existing European sales team.

Grigorios Lazaridis joined Alltech Greece in 2005 as part of the sales team. In 2009 he was promoted to the position of country manager for Greece and in 2011 he was promoted to the role of general manager for Alltech’s Balkan region (Greece, Cyprus Croatia and Serbia).

John Lawlor has been promoted in Alltech Ireland as regional sales manager for Leinster. He will be developing on-farm business while supporting and developing existing business with key accounts.

Neil Keane has been promoted to the position of European ruminant business manager. He joined Alltech in 2005 as a field sales manager after spending five years working in the feed industry in both Ireland and UK. Keane will be helping to drive ruminant sales across premixers, feed mills, distributors and farmers in Western Europe.

Pillerin Puskar started in Alltech in 2004 as country manager for Estonia, coinciding with the launch of the new Alltech Estonia office. Puskar has taken on the new role of regional manager for the Baltic Region.

Robert Walker has been promoted to European director for Improcrop, a company majority owned by Alltech and specializing in natural plant improvement products. Walker started with Alltech in 2002 as a salesman in Ireland, moving to Northern Ireland as sales manager then Italy as country manger. In 2009 he was promoted to regional director with overall responsibility for Alltech offices in Italy, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Serbia, Bosnia and Slovenia.

Dr. Susanne Roth has been promoted to key account manager for Alltech Germany. She joined Alltech in April 2005 as area sales manager for South Germany. Before she joined Alltech Roth was working in the feed additive sector in sales and marketing.