Chadwicks Group, a leading builders’ merchant, has announced five senior appointments across its business. The roles filled include Regional Director positions for the South and Southwest, Midlands and West of Ireland, and Dublin regions, National Transport and Logistics Manager, and Sales Director.
The five senior appointments come during a period of sustained growth for Chadwicks Group and have been made as part of the firm’s full-service strategy to meet customer needs in an increasingly demanding market.
Patrick Atkinson, CEO, Chadwicks Group, commented on the announcement: “I am thrilled to announce the appointments of Ger, Rob, Martin, David and Michael to their new positions in Chadwicks Group this morning. Collectively, they have a wealth of experience and knowledge across their respective areas of expertise, and I look forward to seeing them progress in their new roles and help their new teams to thrive.”
Hiring experienced leaders externally and enabling our current colleagues grow professionally is something we treat as a key priority at Chadwicks. The appointment of these five experienced and industry leading experts is a great example of our recruitment and career progression policies in action. At Chadwicks, excellence is recognised and core members of our existing team who have excelled in their current roles and are ready to expand their professional horizons are given the opportunity to do so.
“Hiring and retaining experienced industry leaders is vital to ensure Chadwicks can continue to not only meet our customers’ needs but stay ahead of them and provide the best service possible. Having the right team in place is essential to our continued success, and I’m delighted we can attract such strong talent to our operation.”
Regional Director Appointments
Regional Directors are responsible for managing, developing, and monitoring the performance of the branches under their remit and ensuring excellent levels of customer service is delivered. They work with branch managers to drive excellent levels of customer service and exceptional operating standards.
Martin O’Reilly has been appointed as Regional Director for the Dublin region. Branches under his remit include Donabate, Santry, Coolock, Glasnevin, Thomas Street, Walkinstown, Sandyford, Stillorgan, and Sallynoggin. Martin, an experienced country director, has spent over 17 years working in consumer-focused roles, his most recent position was Country Director Ireland with Ideal Standard. He brings a wealth of experience to Chadwicks Group and the Dublin region with specific knowledge in strategy development, business leadership, AOP planning, and team management.
David Parsons has been appointed National Transport & Logistics Manager. He joins Chadwicks Group with 25 years’ experience in the transport logistics and road freight industry in the Irish & UK market.
David will lead the day-to-day transport function across the branch network and the strategic fleet management programme for the business. David will oversee the transformation to digital operations and the implementation of paperless operations and route optimisation to enhance the service offering and reduce carbon footprint as part of Chadwicks Group’s commitment as part of its sustainability agenda. David will also be responsible for developing and synergising the services of third-party suppliers and own account fleet of approximately 200 vehicles around the country.
Michael Kelly has been appointed as Sales Director for Chadwicks Group. Having spent nine years with Chadwicks Group, Michael was previously Regional Heating & Plumbing Manager and Regional Director at the company. As Sales Director in Chadwicks Group, Michael will manage all external sales functions in the organisation. He will ensure seamless integration across Chadwicks teams with the goal of remaining market leaders. Michael began his career in a warehouse role before progressing swiftly within the heating, plumbing & renewable energy industry, amounting to a total of 22 years in experience.
Ger Farrell has been appointed as the Regional Director for the South and Southwest region. Branches under his remit include Ennis, Tralee, Waterford, Galway, Ballysimon, Nenagh, Clonmel, Mallow and Midleton. Ger joined Chadwicks Group in 2014 as a Sales Executive. During his time at Chadwicks Group, he has worked across multiple functions in the business amassing experience in key leadership as well as customer-focused roles. He brings over 20 years’ experience to his new position with specific knowledge in business development, team leadership, change management, operations, and sales management.
Rob Kenny has been appointed as the Regional Director for the Midlands and West of Ireland region. Branches under his remit include Navan, Dundalk, Drogheda, Tullamore, Roscommon Ballinasloe, Monaghan, Letterkenny, Sligo, and Castlebar. Rob has over 21 years’ sales experience with Chadwicks Group with a core background in heating and plumbing. During his time with the organisation, he has held several leadership and senior management roles, most recently as the Walkinstown branch manager.