Michelle holds an honours degree in Business Studies and has over 23 years' experience working in Forest Produce. During this period Michelle has held the role of financial controller, overseen IT development, logistics, foliage procurement, foreign trading and sales. Michelle is a mother to three children all of whom are keen athletes. When not busy attending athletic events with her children, Michelle spends her leisure time reading and walking.
The Capo di tutt'i capi. Jim established Forest Produce in the late 1990's after a career both with the Irish Forest Service and private industry. Loves to travel, especially to Italy, and is now responsible for the innovation arm of the business seeking out new varieties and more sustainable ways of production.
When not hard at work, Jason likes nothing more than spending time with his three young daughters, whose boundless energy keep him on his toes. When time permits, he is also an all-round sports enthusiast who enjoys distance running, swimming and cycling.
Patrice holds a Business Studies Degree and joined the company in 2012. Patrice co-ordinates activities between our warehouses, our on-the-ground teams and many customers locations to ensure delivery schedules are maintained and customer's needs fulfilled.
"Some say he once fought a koala for a sample stem of eucalyptus and that his body is made of 90% glitter, all we known is that he's from Tasmania"
Oksana runs the Wexford packhouse and is responsible for all quality control and dispatch from this site. In her spare time she loves hairdressing, travelling and all outdoor activities.
Italian, from Calabria region. Salvatore works to develop foliage production in south Italy. Focused on quality to meet customer expectations.
Jennifer joined Forest Produce in 2016 and holds a degree in Accounting. Jennifer deals with people all over the world who supply us and work for us. She co-ordinates on the ground activities to ensure all customers' needs are fulfilled. In her spare time, she loves gardening and flower arranging.
Originally from a small town in Berkshire in the UK, Nadia moved here in 2016. She enjoys coaching acrobatics and dance in her spare time. Nadia now looks after our sales planning.
After completing a degree in International Business Management and Spanish from Heriot Watt University, Donna continued her studies with International Business Development at the Irish Management Institute. When not dealing with our marketing and EU sales, she is usually off exploring new places.
Vilde has a degree in Accounting and business and went on further to obtain her accountancy qualification with ACCA.
Conor graduated from WIT with a degree in Forestry. Native to Kerry, when he's not working he'll be surfing and freezing on the West coast through Ireland's long winter!
Daan Verbaan studied European Marketing and Management Communication at Fontys University, the Netherlands. When this Dutchman is not busy working or spending time with his family, he's a bit of a noisy fellow, since he likes to play all things percussion. He literally works hard and plays hard, both with a smile. You can read more about Daan's background and connect with him on Linkedin.
Danielle is a Research Technician working for Teagasc on the New Leaves project. New Leaves is a major research program funded by the DAFM, which commenced in 2017 in support of the industry, in collaboration between Teagasc, UCD & Industry stakeholders. The work aims to identify novel foliage plant lines and optimum propagation techniques. In addition, epidemiology of key pests of foliage (tortrix moth & capsid) & diseases such as bacterial shot hole of Prunus is being gathered through intensive monitoring & survey work coupled with laboratory and field trials.
Our ethos is simple: Quality, Consistency and Sustainability.
Our policies and products meet the increasing demand from retailers and consumers for more environmentally-friendly goods with our assessed foliage found to have 'the lowest carbon footprint in the industry'.
We recognise the importance of innovation within the industry and practice a very robust R&D programme.
Clahane, Ballyard, Tralee,
Co. Kerry, Ireland
Eircode: V92 YA06
+353 (0)66 7121217