Pádraig Barry has been appointed by Saint-Gobain Construction Products Ireland as their new Managing Director, following the retirement of Brian Dolan in June.
Pádraig 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, Pádraig was the Managing Director of Isover Ireland also part of the Saint-Gobain group.
Before he joined the Saint-Gobain group in 2007, Pádraig 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.
During his career with Saint-Gobain, Pádraig has a proven track record in leadership and management, and has amassed an extensive knowledge of the group and the markets it operates in. In his new role as Managing Director, Pádraig will be charged with developing and executing 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, Pádraig 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.
Says Pádraig Barry: “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.
“As Managing Director, my focus will be on continuing the successful growth of this business and to use 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.”
Saint-Gobain in Ireland is made up of some of the best known and respected companies in the construction and industrial sectors, including Gyproc, Isover, Weber, Ecophon, JP Corry, Bassetts, Performance Plastics, PDM and Life Sciences. Together they offer a range of high-performance, energy-saving products and solutions to help create a more sustainable built environment. Saint-Gobain employs approximately 800 people on the island of Ireland.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications.