Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and President of Alltech, died on Thursday, March 8
, due to an acute lung condition that developed during his recovery from heart surgery. He was 73.Lyons was a visionary entrepreneur who transformed the agriculture industry beginning with his innovative application of yeast technology in animal nutrition. He never saw problems, only a challenge that had not yet been solved.
He inspired everyone he met with his energy, enthusiasm and passionate belief in possibilities. He instilled that positivity in his people, more than 5,000 Alltech team members around the world.
To continue driving forward his vision for serving the agriculture industry through field-proven innovations, Lyons established a clear leadership structure, including:
Dr. Mark Pearse Lyons, Chairman and President
Alric A. Blake, Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer and
E. Michael Castle II, Vice President and Secretary
As the company’ director of corporate image and design, Mrs. Deirdre Lyons will continue to further Lyons’ vision for Alltech’s global presence and their shared commitment to philanthropy and community involvement.