About Us

Since it was first founded in the 1970’s the business has grown into one of the most successful manufacturers of building products and consumer packaging supply in the UK and Ireland.

History

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  • Company Origins

    The business was founded in 1973 in Derrylin, Northern Ireland and traded in quarry aggregates then developed its product range to include readymixed concrete and manufactured its own concrete blocks.

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  • Big move into Cement Market

    With this successful base as its foundation, the company quickly enjoyed wider national success and in the 1980’s saw the establishment of a rooftile factory, a precast concrete factory and a 0.5 million tonnes per annum cement works.

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  • First Aircrete plant in Ireland

    The 1990’s saw further expansion with additional operations comprising Quinn Lite Pac, manufacturing polystyrene insulation products; Quinn Tarmac, a bituminous tar manufacturing plant and Quinn Lite; an aircrete block manufacturing plant.

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  • Major Investment in PIR Plant

    In 2000 the business opened its second cement works in Ballyconnell, County Cavan. Quinn had taken its success across the boarder and now operated in both Northern and Southern Ireland. In 2004 the Group commissioned the building of a new factory on Ballyconnell to manufacture and distribute PIR insulation. Today this plant is one of the largest manufacturer of PIR insulation in the UK and Ireland.

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  • QIH formed to acquire Building products & Packaging

    In 2014 Quinn Industrial Holdings was formed to aquire two of the key divisions within the Group; Quinn Building Products Limited and Quinn Packaging Limited. Quinn Building Products encompasses all of the core building material operations within the Group.

Investors

Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) acquired the Construction Industry Supply (CIS) and Packaging businesses of the former Quinn Group from Aventas in December 2014. QIH is majority owned by three substantial US based private equity funds who together manage in excess of $60bn of funds.

Non-Executive Team

Adrian Barden

Adrian Barden

Non-Executive Chairman

Adrian has served as non-executive director to the business since 2016 and was appointed Chairman on 1st January 2018. He is also Chairman of Van Elle Holdings plc an AIM quoted specialist geotechnical engineering contractor...

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Adrian Barden

Non-Executive Chairman

Adrian has served as non-executive director to the business since 2016 and was appointed Chairman on 1st January 2018. He is also Chairman of Van Elle Holdings plc an AIM quoted specialist geotechnical engineering contractor.

Previously Adrian was Chairman of the Construction Products Association and is a former Chief Executive (UK & Ireland) of the publicly quoted Wolseley plc group. He brings a wealth of experience and insight gained from over 40 years of working in the construction materials sector.

Les Higgins

Les Higgins

Non-Executive Director

Les is a seasoned non-executive director with 10 years of experience in institutional and management owned businesses. He is currently Chairman of The Bollington Wilson Group, Insurance Brokers...

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Les Higgins

Non-Executive Director

Les is a seasoned non-executive director with 10 years of experience in institutional and management owned businesses. He is currently Chairman of The Bollington Wilson Group, Insurance Brokers.

His extensive executive career included over 20 years operating at CEO level. He has worked across a multitude of industries including: house-building, financial, information & business services, manufacturing, publishing and travel.

He started his career in major corporations and has worked for Unilever, Grand Met (Diageo), Granada Group (ITV) and NewsCorp. Les was appointed to the Board in April 2017.

Councillor John McCartin

Councillor John McCartin

Non-Executive Director

John is MD of Newtowngore Engineering, a Fine Gael Councillor and former Chairman of Leitrim County Council. He sits on the Council’s Economic & Planning Special Purpose and Audit Committees...

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Councillor John McCartin

Non-Executive Director

John is MD of Newtowngore Engineering, a Fine Gael Councillor and former Chairman of Leitrim County Council. He sits on the Council’s Economic & Planning Special Purpose and Audit Committees.

He is a former member of the Border Regional Authority and Director of Leitrim Enterprise Board. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) where he sits on the Audit, the Finance & Resource and the Strategic & Planning Committees.

He is a Director of the Cornmill Arts Centre. Along with John Bosco O’Hagan and Ernie Fisher, he is a founding director of QBRC Ltd.

Management Team

Liam McCaffrey

Liam McCaffrey

Chief Executive

An experienced Chartered Accountant Liam joined the business in 1989 from PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Liam spent many years as Group Finance Director until his appointment as Group Chief Executive in 1999...

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Liam McCaffrey

Chief Executive

An experienced Chartered Accountant Liam joined the business in 1989 from PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Liam spent many years as Group Finance Director until his appointment as Group Chief Executive in 1999.

During his time in this role Liam led the Group through many significant developments such as the building and launch of a second cement factory and two new glass factories, in Derrylin and Cheshire.

Liam took up his current role as Chief Executive of Quinn Industrial Holdings in December 2014 and his drive, enthusiasm and commitment to customers, along with his proven ability to build and lead strong strategic management teams, brings significant value to all of its stakeholders.

Lee Gillman

Lee Gillman

GB Sales and Marketing Director

After three years with Quinn in the commercial team, Lee was promoted to lead the management and development of core products within the Quinn Building Products portfolio across...

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Lee Gillman

GB Sales and Marketing Director

After three years with Quinn in the commercial team, Lee was promoted to lead the management and development of core products within the Quinn Building Products portfolio across the whole of the GB Market.

His experience working with merchants and contractors also helps the Company continue to grow its client base on a national level.

Kevin Lunney

Kevin Lunney

Operations Director

A qualified Electrical Engineer, Kevin joined the business in 1995 having been previously employed by Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Kevin was then appointed as General Manager of the then...

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Kevin Lunney

Operations Director

A qualified Electrical Engineer, Kevin joined the business in 1995 having been previously employed by Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Kevin was then appointed as General Manager of the then newly established Quinn Direct Insurance and oversaw the expansion of that business until 2005 before being appointed as Group Development Director with responsibility for a number of areas including waste management and renewable energy projects and the Group’s property portfolio.

Kevin took up his current role as Operations Director in 2014.

Tony Lunney

Tony Lunney

Production Director

Having joined the business in 1982 as a garage mechanic, Tony quickly progressed through a number of senior production and operational roles. Along the way Tony utilised his vast experience to oversee a number...

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Tony Lunney

Production Director

Having joined the business in 1982 as a garage mechanic, Tony quickly progressed through a number of senior production and operational roles. Along the way Tony utilised his vast experience to oversee a number of the larger capital projects undertaken by the Group including the construction of the first Quinn glass plant and the Quinn packaging plant.

In 2002 Tony was appointed as Operations Director for the construction industry supply business, then in 2014 took up his current role.

Seamus McMahon

Seamus McMahon

Ireland Sales Director

Following a sales career of almost 20 years in Diageo, Seamus joined the business in 2005.

Initially working within Quinn Glass he quickly advanced through a number of successful sales management roles in...

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Seamus McMahon

Ireland Sales Director

Following a sales career of almost 20 years in Diageo, Seamus joined the business in 2005.

Initially working within Quinn Glass he quickly advanced through a number of successful sales management roles in Quinn Radiators and the CIS division before being appointed a Director with responsibility for overall Sales and Marketing activity for GB.

Quinn Building Products in GB Seamus took on his current role in December 2014.

Paddy Mohan

Paddy Mohan

Cement Sales Director

Paddy joined the business in 1984, having previously worked for the CRH subsidiary Breton Concrete. He has held a number of positions starting in Precast sales before progressing to assume responsibility for overall...

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Paddy Mohan

Cement Sales Director

Paddy joined the business in 1984, having previously worked for the CRH subsidiary Breton Concrete. He has held a number of positions starting in Precast sales before progressing to assume responsibility for overall manufacturing sales.

Paddy was instrumental in the successful penetration of the Cement market from a standing start in 1989. Paddy’s role further extended with the acquisition of Barlo Group plc in 2004 which saw him take responsibility for the UK and Irish sales of radiators. Paddy took up his current role in 2014.

Dara O'Reilly

Dara O'Reilly

Chief Finance Officer

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Dara worked with Aer Lingus, the Irish National Airline, before joining the business in 2000 as Financial Controller...

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Dara O'Reilly

Chief Finance Officer

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dara worked with Aer Lingus, the Irish National Airline, before joining the business in 2000 as Financial Controller of the Quinn Hotel and Property division.

Following a time as Group Financial Controller, Dara was appointed Group Finance Director in 2003 with responsibility for the overall financing of the Group. Having left the Group in 2011, Dara returned to his current role when Quinn Industrial Holdings acquired the CIS and Packaging divisions in December 2014.

Dara is also a qualified Chartered Tax Consultant.

Donal O'Rourke

Donal O'Rourke

Purchasing Director

Donal joined the business in 1987 working initially as an Assistant QS on the building of the first cement plant. Donal quickly progressed to Purchasing Manager for Cement and then Group Project Purchasing Manager...

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Donal O'Rourke

Purchasing Director

Donal joined the business in 1987 working initially as an Assistant QS on the building of the first cement plant. Donal quickly progressed to Purchasing Manager for Cement and then Group Project Purchasing Manager.

In 2006 he took up the position of Group Procurement Manager overseeing the procurement function throughout the Quinn organisation and setting up and managing a central purchasing team.

Donal was appointed to the Board of Directors in late 2006 as Group Procurement Director and took up his current role as Purchasing Director for Quinn Industrial Holdings in 2014.

Brenda Rennick

Brenda Rennick

CIS & Packaging Finance Director

Brenda joined the business in 1998 as a graduate Financial Accountant. Having worked in finance roles in various division of the Group, Brenda was appointed Financial Controller of the CIS division in 2003 and was...

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Brenda Rennick

CIS & Packaging Finance Director

Brenda joined the business in 1998 as a graduate Financial Accountant. Having worked in finance roles in various division of the Group, Brenda was appointed Financial Controller of the CIS division in 2003 and was subsequently appointed to the board in 2006.

After leaving the Group in 2012, Brenda became Regional Finance Director for Ireland for Brakes Group plc, then returning to Quinn Industrial Holdings in 2014 to take up her current role as CIS and Packaging Finance Director.