C&D Foods names Colm Dore as new managing director
Former accountant has worked for parent company ABP since 2004
C&D Foods managing director Colm Dore. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22
Longford-based pet food manufacturer C&D Foods has named Colm Dore as its new managing director.
Mr Dore has been employed by ABP in Ireland since 2004, holding a number of roles in the fresh meat division, most recently as a plant general manager.
C&D was founded in 1969 by former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. It suffered a major setback in 2006 when a factory in Longford burned down, reducing the company’s turnover from €100 million annually to about €60 million.
ABP, a leading beef processor in Ireland and the UK, acquired 50 per cent of C&D in 2008 and a further 35 per cent in 2011.
This year, it acquired the remaining 15 per cent shareholding held by Philip Reynolds, son of Albert Reynolds.