Lyons Has More Than Money Riding on 2010 Games

By the time the sun comes up in Jessamine County, Pearse Lyons has scanned the world.

The Dundalk, Ireland-born Alltech executive gets up at 4 a.m. and runs 3 or 4 miles. By 5 a.m., he’s cleaning out his overnight e-mails from Southeast Asia and Great Britain.

When not traveling, he’ll be in his office, with its panoramic view of the Alltech-owned Connemara Golf Course next door, by 8 a.m. Someday Lyons might turn that green acreage into a biotechnology research park: For now, the golfers come and go.

On Fridays he talks to everybody in the company via teleconference (“Leave your ego outside,” Lyons says). Asia Pacific kicks off at 7:30 a.m., and he wraps up with Europe at 11:30 a.m. The company has 1,900 employees with offices in 85 countries and a trading presence in 113…

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Date: 9-27-2009