New Product Development Team

At Callan Bacon

Noel Higgins – NPD Manager


Fully qualified chef with international experience, 17 years’ experience in New Product Development. First role was with Joubere Chilled Foods in London in 1995 as Development chef, developed a range of clean label organic soups, stocks, sauces & dessert sauces to the major UK retail multiples. Joined Dawn Fresh Foods (Tipperary) in 2000, as NPD Manager, worked closely with the major UK foodservice & Pub groups and Irish retail operators in the FMCG category, both chilled & frozen ready meals, soups & sauces in both product & menu development. Joined Callan bacon in 2013 as NPD Manager.

Dermot Ryan – Sales Manager


Dermot brings a wealth of experience and specific qualifications. He holds a degree in Food Business as well as a post grad in International selling. He also has over 12 years experience in the food industry and spent nine years working with one of the premium FMCG companies in Ireland and the UK. Dermot has substantial experience in products launch and market entry strategies in the sector.

Michael Ivors – Master Butcher


Michael is a master butcher by trade and offers substantial technical expertise and experience to our NDP team. He is an expert on the art of boning and has been our technical advisor for over six years in the new products unit.

Miroslav Stolba – Food Technologist


A Czech native, Miro is a seasoned professional and holds a diploma in food technology and a separate diploma in management practice.  He has over thirteen years experience in the food industry. Miro has worked throughout Europe and his strengths lie in identifying opportunities and offering products and solutions to meet these.

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