The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has announced the appointment of Sean O’Connor as its new national commercial manager.
The FCI noted that he brings a “wealth of knowledge” and experience to the role as it prepares for an expansion of its services and membership.
O’Connor is a graduate of the IT Tralee having completed a diploma in agricultural engineering followed by a bachelor of agricultural science degree from Warnborough College in the UK.
Sean has worked closely with farm contractors as an agri-business professional for more than 25 years in various roles within the agricultural sector, selling the market-leading range of crop protection products and building film products to major co-ops, machinery dealers, buying groups and merchants in Ireland.
Professionalism and experience
At FCI, Sean will be working to enhance the membership and commercial offers available to members.
He will explore a range of options to enhance the role of the farm and forestry contractor in Irish farming.
In welcoming Sean to FCI, the association’s national chairman, Richard White said, “FCI has entered a new and exciting phase in its development with the arrival of Sean O’Connor to our team.”
“We are delighted to have the benefit of Sean’s professionalism and experience to further enhance the status of FCI as supporting farm & forestry contractors in Ireland and to get due acknowledgement for the skills and expertise of rural-based contractors who provide the power behind Ireland’s world-class food and forestry industries where the annual contractor sector turnover now worth more than €700 million.”
O’Connor added, “This is an exciting time for the organisation, and I look forward to working with contractors throughout the country. FCI is an important platform for all farm and forestry contractors in Ireland.”