Meet our people

There’s so many amazing people who make it happen at ABP every day. We pride ourselves on a culture of fairness and respect, where every person gets an equal chance to grow and develop. In fact, many have worked up through a number of roles in the business.

Read below to get to know some of our people a little better.

Anastasia Vladik

Boning Hall Transport Manager, Cahir
Anastasia is from Estonia. In 2009, she started working in ABP Cahir’s Boning Hall as a General Operative. Since then she’s worked in various positions within the Boning Hall such as on the Trimming Line, Packing Line and on the PAD Line. From 2015 to 2019, Anastasia was in Quality Control which required a keen eye for detail and knowledge. She also supervised the Packing area for a few years, which required excellent communication and organisational skills.

In Summer 2022, she was promoted to Transport Manager at ABP’s Boning Hall Office. Anastasia feels lucky to have had the chance to work with great people that she now calls her friends. She believes ABP offers fantastic opportunities to progress one’s career and make a real difference.

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Isobel Keenan

CPM QA Retail Manager, Cahir
Isobel is from Co. Louth and studied Food Science and Nutrition in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. She graduated in 2016 and began her journey with ABP soon after, starting out in ABP Cahir as a QA/Production graduate.

During her first year, Isobel worked as the PLU Coordinator and eventually moved into a full-time position in the Quality Department. In 2019, she had the opportunity to become a retail QA Manager, a role she’s still in today.

While at ABP, Isobel has been able to progress and learn from those more experienced in the company, making the most of the opportunities given to her and gaining invaluable experience in the process.

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Nathalie Smith

Quality Assurance, Clones
Nathalie is from Co. Cavan and works in the Quality Department of ABP Clones. After graduating from DIT with a degree in Environmental Health, she began working at ABP Clones as a QA Assistant in 2012.

In 2015/2016, Nathalie was approached for the Quality Manager role and has been in the role ever since.

She is passionate about the company and looks forward to going to work every day. Nathalie feels fortunate to have had lots of support and guidance when she first began. She really enjoys working in a team-oriented environment and feels she doesn’t just have work colleagues but friends for life.

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Martina Lynam

Administrator, Navan
Martina has worked for Irish Country Meats/ABP for the last six years. She started off in Creditors and was always encouraged to improve her skill set.

Over the last six years, Martina has worked in various roles and departments within the company including Quality Control, Production, and Customer Service. She has worked hard to showcase her skills and share her expertise within the business. She has also been recognised for her customer service skills while always going above and beyond to ensure that customers are satisfied with their purchases.

Martina always finds time to pursue her passion for cooking outside of work. She is known for her delicious home-cooked meals and often shares her recipes with family and friends.

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