Kilsaran has announced a number of new appointments to its senior leadership team. Kilsaran Group currently employs more than 500 people at numerous locations around Ireland. Kilsaran specialises in making superior quality paving and walling, road surfacing materials, pre-mixed dry mortars, renders, screeds and, ready-mixed concrete and blocks.
CO-CEO’s David & Derry McKeown said they would like to congratulate Seán Keohane on his appointment to the Board and congratulate James Christian on his new role in the business. They also welcome Alan Donohoe, Graham Cumberland & James Murphy to Kilsaran and wish them the best of luck in their respective roles.
The new appointees are:
– Seán Keohane, appointed to the Board of Directors
– James Christian, Head of Sales Concrete Products & Aggregates
– Alan Donohoe, Head of Sales Paving & Walling
– Graham Cumberland, Head of Sales KPRO Facades & Mortars
– James Murphy, Business Development Manager Precast
Seán Keohane has been appointed to the Company Board of Directors and the role of Managing Director of the Roadsurfacing & Contracting Division.
Seán joined the company in August 2005 as Contracts Manager for Leinster. He was then appointed to the role of Contracts Director in 2008, which he held for 11 years before being appointed MD of Kilsaran Roadsurfacing and Contracting in March 2019.
Seán holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Masters in Business Practice from the Irish Management Institute.
James Murphy has been appointed Business Development Manager of Kilsaran’s new Precast Division.
James joined the company in September 2019 and is a very experienced professional in the Precast Concrete sector in all elements including stairs, beams, walls. He is a graduate of UCD.
Prior to joining Kilsaran, James was Country Manager for Airdeck, a precast concrete flooring company. This role involved significant business development and managing operations.
In 2002 James set up and ran his own business, specialising in production and development of precast concrete stairs. This business was very successful and was bought out by CRH in 2006 to become Ergon which James continued to manage for the following 8 years before moving to Airdeck. He has worked in the Construction Concrete sector for the past twenty years.
James Christian has been appointed Head of Sales for the Concrete Products & Aggregates Division.
James joined Kilsaran in 2007 and has been an invaluable member of its Sales team over the years. He has shown great dedication to his work and has always shown initiative in the performance of duties, going above and beyond what is expected of him, in order to ensure that Kilsaran delivers quality customer service. James was responsible for the development of new opportunities for Kilsaran in the UK which led to the establishment of Kilsaran UK Ltd.
James was appointed to the role of Regional Sales Manager for East Leinster in 2018 prior to achieving his current position as Head of Sales for the Concrete Products and Aggregates Division.
Alan Donohoe was made Head of Sales for the Paving & Walling division (UK and Ireland).
Alan joined Kilsaran in 2019 from Tegral Ltd where he spent 15 years, initially as a Technical Sales Representative and more recently as Sales Manager. In his role as Sales Manager, Alan was responsible for managing a team of 8 Area Sales Managers. His primary products were Slates and Cedral Slidings.
Prior to joining Tegral Ltd., Alan spent a number of years with Tucks Fasteners as a Merchant Sales Representative. He also holds a Degree in Business and Marketing.
Graham Cumberland has been appointed as Head of Sales for the KPRO Facades & Mortars Division. Graham joined Kilsaran in November 2020.
His previous role was Head of Sales for a market leading UK render Company Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd. Here he was responsible for the growth of Kilwaughter’s three brands: K Rend, Kilwaughter Lime and K Systems. He was also responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of Kilwaughter’s sales and marketing strategies, which included setting and delivering revenue targets as well as long term market planning to meet and support their strategic growth areas.
In 2018, he led on the integration of an acquisition of a significant GB render manufacturer with a multisite operation and annual turnover in excess of £11m.
Graham holds a IoD Diploma in Company Direction (Masters Level) from Queens University Belfast.
Pictured above: Alan Donohoe, James Christian, James Murphy, Seán Keohane, Graham Cumberland