OUR PEOPLE

Colm Nagle:  Colm is the Chairman of Inver Designs DAC.  He is a Chartered Accountant and principal of Colna Consulting.  He was Chief Financial Officer of Heatons, the Irish department store group. from 2010 until 2016.  Prior to that he was a partner in BDO for over twenty years during which time he advised many owner-managed and family-owned businesses on strategic and operational issues.  Colm is a regular golfer who still believes that he will improve with age and experience.

John O Loughlin: John is the CEO of Inver Designs DAC. Formerly John was one the founders of Qualceram in 1988 which floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1997 and acquired Shires in 2000. Qualceram Shires turned over €106m with 1250 employees. John exited this role along with John Byrne (below) in 2009 and undertook the new business model- Inver Bathrooms.  John played football in his youth and has an All Ireland Colleges medal for his efforts.

John Byrne: John is the Sales and Marketing Director of Inver Designs DAC. Formerly one of the founders and Group Sales & Marketing Director of Qualceram Shires, John exited with John O Loughlin to begin the new venture Inver Bathrooms.  John plays the trumpet and, believe it or not, he played backing to Bono & U2 on the Joshua Tree. Check the inner sleeve on the album for the credit!

Peter Blackwell: Peter is Southern Regional Manager in the UK. He brings a wealth of knowledge, skill and proficiency to the sales team. His experience and knowledge is second to none in the bathroom industry.  Pete is a very keen golfer playing off a handicap of eight.

David Stanley: David joined Inver in 2009 as Northern Regional Manager in the UK. Dave has spent his entire career selling in the bathrooms sector working for a variety of leading companies.   He is well known throughout the industry and his many contacts are a testament to his affable character.  Dave enjoys football and is an avid supporter of Liverpool FC.

Paul Halford FCCA: Paul joined the company in 2016 as Financial Controller and Commercial Manager. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Ireland as well as holding an Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance from Manchester University. He was formerly Financial Controller at Qualceram Shires Plc from 2001 to 2008.    Paul played football at county level in Ireland and on the Manchester University senior football team during his education in the UK.   Paul is also a founder member of Gorey Coder Dojo, mentoring children to code in Co. Wexford.

Tom Gneza: Tom, a Polish national, has been with Inver since its incorporation in 2009. With a degree in banking and a strong background in IT, Tom is Operations Manager specialising in logistics management in the company. Tom worked throughout Europe for a number of years before settling in Ireland.  With Poland playing a very important part of Inver’s supply chain Tom is able to return home on a regular basis.

Hugh Kenna:  Hugh joined the company in November 2014 as Accountant..  He has a Masters Degree in Accounting and an Honours Degree in Supply Chain Management.  He has spent many years in the construction sector and is knowledgeable in the technical area of construction.  Hugh is a keen gaelic footballer having played for the Wicklow County team and is an avid supporter of Manchester United FC.

Iwona Bednarek:  Iwona joined the Inver Arklow office in May 2017.  She is a Polish national and her appointment is testament to the increased importance of our Polish supply chain. She is fluent in English and Polish and proficient in German.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. As a hobby, Iwona practises Reiki (healing through energy).  She is a past champion skier and a keen volleyball player.