Saint-Gobain Construction Products Ireland has announced the appointment of Padraig Barry as its new managing director, following the retirement of Brian Dolan in June.
About Padraig Barry
Padraig Barry has worked with the Saint-Gobain group since 2007 and has spent the last 10 years in the UK as managing director of Saint-Gobain Weber (UK & Ireland). Prior to this, he was the managing director of Isover Ireland also part of the Saint-Gobain group.
Before he joined the Saint-Gobain group in 2007, Padraig worked in the medical device sector – mostly in Ireland – and spent 15 years at senior general manager level with a strong focus on manufacturing operations, as well as product development and marketing.
In his new role, Padraig Barry will be looking to develop and execute business strategies for the Saint-Gobain brands Gyproc and Isover in Ireland. He will also be responsible for leading and guiding the executive team, overseeing the company’s business operations, as well as continuing to grow and enhance Saint-Gobain’s brand and profile as leaders in the Irish building materials market.
A Limerick native, Padraig Barry holds a BSc in Manufacturing Technology and went on to study for an MBA from the University of Limerick. He has a passion for sports – particularly hurling, running, rugby and golf.
A New Opportunity
Commenting on his appointment as the Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Construction Products Ireland, Padraig Barry said he was excited about the new opportunity and looks forward to the challenge ahead.
“I have been working with Saint-Gobain for more than 13 years now,” he said. “So, I am acutely aware of the talented team working with the firm across Ireland and the UK, so I am honoured to be appointed as managing director. I look forward to engaging with my colleagues and our customers in my new role over the coming months to help create healthy, safe and sustainable buildings for Ireland.
“My focus will be on continuing the growth of this business and using my experience working in the different markets to help guide our team to meet any challenges head-on. I look forward to helping to guide our talented team to achieve our organisational objectives, and to continue to grow our reputation as leaders in the Irish building materials market.”