Kepak’s John Horgan Honoured With UCD Alumni Award

Mr. John Horgan is the 2016 UCD Alumni Award winner in Agricultural Science

At the 2016 UCD Alumni Awards, held on 11th November, Mr. John Horgan was selected as the recipient of the 2016 UCD Alumni Award for Agricultural Science. John Horgan is a leader in meat excellence who as MD of the Kepak group has been responsible for driving diversification and growth of the group from a traditional meat processing business into a consumer focused food producer.

John graduated with a BAgrSc in 1973, and later a MAgrSc in 1975, and is now Managing Director of the Kepak Group. Under John’s leadership, Kepak has become an acknowledged leader in meat excellence and traceability systems, delivering product and process integrity from farm to fork.

The Class of 2016 Alumni Awards were presented at a black-tie ceremony in O’Reilly Hall in front of an audience of 400 people, including the President, UCD Staff, alumni and friends of UCD.

Commenting on the 2016 Alumni Awards, Professor Alex Evans notes “UCD produce lots of agriculture and food science graduates and to be successful they need broad experience. Kepak has been a fantastic support for their research and development during their studies, leading to further excellence in the field.”

About the Awards:

The UCD Alumni Awards celebrate the foundation of UCD and the accomplishments of some of its best and brightest graduates. Each November, UCD honours alumni who are exceptional role models and whose lives and careers inspire us all. Each of the ten winners uphold the values that UCD holds dear – integrity, excellence, collegiality, engagement, creativity and diversity.

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