Glanbia has recruited Tim Ingmire as group innovation manager for Glanbia Foods UK, its dairy business.
Ingmire will be responsible for developing branded and own label opportunities for retailers in the UK dairy market.
His main focus will be on building Glanbia Foods' cheese ranges.
He said: "I will be working with the UK business to develop an innovations strategy and will be involved in every stage of the creative process, from ideas to implementation.
Glanbia is a leading supplier to almost every major multiple in the UK. I am looking forward to initiating a variety of branded projects that reflect a business that works with consumer needs."