Dr. Pearse Lyons
President and Founder of Alltech
Dr. Pearse Lyons founded Alltech in 1980 with $10,000 capital, and the top 10 animal health company has grown to annual sales of $1 billion with 3,500 employees and operations in 128 countries. His scientific expertise, combined with an acute business sense, helped revolutionize the animal feed industry through the introduction of natural ingredients to feed. Dr. Lyons is the author of more than 20 books and numerous research papers in scientific journals, and he serves on the editorial boards of Critical Reviews in Biotechnology and the Journal of the Institute of Brewing. His company, Alltech, now has three major divisions, including Alltech Nutrition, Alltech Crop Science and Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co., which produces a line of award-winning beers and spirits.