Congratulations to our colleague Owen Brennan from all at Devenish

2nd October 2015

Congratulations to our colleague Owen Brennan from all at Devenish

We would like to congratulate our Executive Chairman Owen Brennan who has recently been conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Science by University College Dublin. Mr Brennan received the honour at the Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition Conferring Ceremony on 31st August.

Owen attended UCD studying Agricultural Science and he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelors of Agricultural Science and later graduated with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 1992. In 1997 Owen led a team to acquire Devenish, and has overseen a rapid expansion in the intervening years, with Devenish now the largest independently owned manufacturer of premix, creep and speciality feed products in the UK.

During the citation read at the Ceremony, Prof Alex Evans, School of Agriculture and Food Science said “From what I have learned about Owen Brennan he has applied the principals of a scientist to the work that Devenish does. The company are actively engaged in research and the generation of new knowledge. They continue to make substantial investments in research and development and technical capabilities, resulting in a more complete and value driven service for its customers.

As a consequence, Devenish has been able to introduce a number of innovative specialised products, which were developed and manufactured in house. Customers are primarily looking for greater efficiencies in their food production systems. However, Owen Brennan is taking this a step further now where the company have the vision to provide advanced animal nutrition for the benefit of human health – in other words feeding animals to produce superior healthier foods for you and me the consumers of agricultural products. I am sure there is a lot more to come in this area.”

This is a great personal honour for Owen and his family, a recognition of his leadership and determination to drive forward the agriculture industry, not just within Devenish but throughout in the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Pictured above at the conferring were President of UCD Prof. Andrew Deeks, Owen Brennan and Professor Alex Evans, Dean, UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science.

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