Irish biochemist and beverage executive, Pearse Lyons, Died at 73


Thomas Pearse Lyons was born on August 3, 1944, and died on March 8, 2018.

He was an Irish businessman.

He was the founder and President of Kentucky-based Alltech Inc., an American global animal health, and nutrition company that is centered on innovation, research, and development.

He was considered an “entrepreneur, salesman, marketer and scientist all rolled into one”, and was widely regarded in the agribusiness sector as an innovator and industry leader.

He “authored” more than 20 books and “many” research papers for scientific journals.

He was named Business Person of the Year in 2012 by Business and Finance in Ireland.

During 2012, he received the Ireland-US Council’s Award for Outstanding Achievement for strengthening economic ties between the United States and Ireland.

Pearse was married to Deirdre and they had two children, Mark and Aoife. Mark is Vice-President Corporate Affairs at Alltech.

Pearse Lyons died at 73 years old.