Previously chief financial officer at VION Food Group and operations finance director of Grampian Country Food Group
, he brings a wealth of food and drink manufacturing experience to Highland Spring Group's senior management team.
Sean entered the food industry with the Grampian Country Food Group
in 2000 and was appointed Sales and Marketing Director at the Irish Dairy Board's Kerrygold Company seven years later before taking the reins as Sales Director at Adams Foods in 2010.
The plant was purchased by Vion Food Group in August 2008 when it acquired the Grampian Country Food Group
and forms part of the group's red meat activities.
Vion has had a major presence in the UK since its 2008 acquisition of Grampian Country Food Group
However, Hall's ceased to be a family firm 15 years ago when David stood down as managing director after they were bought out by Grampian Country Food Group
, who sold it on to Dutch owners Vion in 2008.
A member of VION NV's executive board, Christiaanse oversaw the integration and restructuring of VION Food UK as its ceo after the acquisition of the Grampian Country Food Group
in 2008, but decided to leave VION once that mission was accomplished.
He joined VION in 2008 in conjunction with the acquisition by VION of Grampian Country Food Group
, working alongside Ton Christiaanse and Peter Barr (chief executive and chairman, VION UK respectively) to form a strong business, drawing on the strengths of former Grampian businesses and fusing them with the strong values and strategic direction of the VION Group, a Dutch farmer-owned business.
McMonagle had joined the Grampian Country Food Group
as managing director of Halls & Scottish Pig Farms, businesses with a combined turnover of nearly 200m [pounds sterling].
Since Vion took over the Grampian Country Food Group
last year it has announced redundancies at various sites across the UK.
Vion, which acquired Grampian Country Food Group
in 2008, said the harsh conditions meant it was now forced to implement cost cutting measures.
Grampian Country Food Group
, which owns the brand's pork factory in the Co Tyrone town, has agreed to a tribute being attached to the outside of the plant.