All of significant importance in terms of their expected contribution to the company’s current and future requirements, four of the appointments are at director level and a further three are to senior management positions. Four appointments are made to the Board of Directors: Kevin Nugent is appointed to the position of Finance Director and Liam Foley to the position of Commercial Director. Denis McGrath is appointed to the position of Sales Director and Anthony Ryan to the position of Aftersales Director.
Kevin Nugent previously held the post of Financial Controller for many years and now takes up the position of Finance Director. Liam Foley moves to the new and more broadly focused position of Commercial Director. In his new position as Sales Director, Denis McGrath succeeds the late John O’Brien, a legendary and admired figure within the industry whose recent death was marked by tributes paid by colleagues across the sector. His appointment as Sales Director recognises, in part, his long service to the company which he joined as an apprentice, graduating over recent years to frontline sales and general management.
The appointment of Anthony Ryan to the position of Aftersales Director is one that gives a voice at board level to all facets of after-sales management. In particular, it recognises the increasing importance that McHale Plant Sales attaches to the broad issue of customer care, one to which Anthony will bring his extensive experience in after sales management. Other appointments from within the company’s ranks sees Pat Shanahan promoted to the new position of Sales Manager, Keith Carey to the new position of Parts Manager and the promotion of Niall Culligan to the new position of Service Manager.
Commenting, McHale Plant Sales chairman, Michael McHale said: “through these new appointments, an extra strong foundation has been put in place on which the company can plan for future growth and expansion. Drawn from within the company’s own ranks, a team has been appointed that will plan and manage the company’s affairs into the future, all with the experience, product knowledge and market awareness needed to meet the demands of current and future trade, to deliver on the priorities of those we represent, and to satisfy the expectations of our customers,” he added.