Packaging Success at Loughry for Brian O’ Neill, Kerry, Coleraine

Brian O Neill, Process Technician at Kerry, based in Coleraine, County Antrim has good reason to feel proud. He not only graduated with a Diploma in Packaging Technology from the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Loughry Campus, but was also awarded the Encirc prize for the highest marks in the Diploma. As part of the course Brian completed a research project, which aimed to optimise the packaging used for food service cheese slices.

Brian O Neill, Process Technician, with Kerry, Coleraine receiving The Encirc Award from Mr Derek Mc Dowell Head of Food Technology Education at Loughry

Brian who attended The Diploma on a part-time basis at Loughry has a multi- dicipline role within the global food business. In addition to providing packaging technical support to the Kerry group, he is also is responsible for identifying opportunities to improve packaging performance within the Coleraine plant. On his recent achievement he commented, “Kerry have been so supportive, of not only staff skills development, but also carrying forward suggested packaging improvements within the Coleraine factory. I’m doubly gratified not just with this award but also that my project led to improved efficiency of the packaging wrapping lines within the Coleraine plant.”
Brian admitted “Returning to education was daunting at first but the combination of factory based delivery sessions and support from all the lecturing staff at Loughry was the ideal way to develop my understanding of packaging material properties”.

Brian O Neill, Process Technician based in Coleraine is congratulated on his recent success in The Diploma in Packaging by the Quality Management Team at Kerry, Coleraine

For Further Information on packaging courses available at Loughry Campus please contact mary.ireland@daera-ni.gov.uk

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