About the KORE Team

At KORE we believe our people are what makes us stand out from the crowd. We accomplish success by running our business like a family. KORE prides itself on having the most enthusiastic, skilled, and driven team that are committed to producing and supplying high quality insulation solutions to the market. Dedicated, Innovative, Experienced; just some of the key words used to describe our employees. Our employees are devoted to our customers needs, and aim to exceed expectations with a personalised service you will not find anywhere else.

Management Team

Tommy Brady

Founder

Tommy Brady founded Airpacks Ltd. in 1997 with his wife Helen, and close friend Jimmy Macken. Starting with a 60ft x 90ft factory with only half a roof, Tommy retrofitted the space and increased the size to 60ft x 190ft. That same year Tommy installed the company’s first block mould and production of EPS began. In 1998 Tommy signed an industry-leading deal with Amalgamated Hardware including more than 200 stores, and again expanded the factory to include an additional 190ft x 50ft for EPS block storage. By 1999 the company was supplying roof, wall and floor insulation nationwide.

There have been many changes and new additions over the year but Tommy has remained a constant, ensuring the factory continues to run at its peak performance day after day. For more than 20 years

Tommy has remained committed to Airpacks, its customers and employees. While Tommie now spends most of his time on the farm, he is always available to us to give advice, especially when it comes to engineering and loves to see us continuing to go from strength to strength

Noel Brady

Managing Director

Noel Brady has been a Managing Director at KORE for over 18 years. Noel has a passion for manufacturing and supplying the construction industry with high quality products and services that help to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Noel is responsible for the day to day operation of the business, the office staff and the production teams. He manages relationships with our outside vendors and suppliers and plays an active role in the local community, sponsoring community organisations throughout the year. Noel loves to see the team grow and succeed, and every order out the door is another win for him and everyone at KORE. When Noel isn’t at the office you can catch him at the local GAA match. Up Cornafean!

You can connect with Noel on Twitter and LinkedIn

Caroline Ashe

Commercial Director

As Commercial Director, Caroline Ashe is responsible for ensuring we supply our customers with the products and services they need to meet their insulation requirements. Quality is key and is an aspect of our business Caroline is passionate about. Caroline has worked in the insulation and construction industry for 11 years and continues to be motivated and excited by the opportunities that exist to construct super energy efficient buildings in Ireland.

When Caroline’s not at work you can catch her in the garden with friends and family or visiting her hometown of Portmarnock.

You can connect with Caroline on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Pauric Kavanagh

Operations Manager

Pauric Kavanagh is Operations Manager with KORE sine July 2018. Pauric is a qualified mechanical engineer with 20 years’ experience across various high-tech manufacturing organisations. Pauric is responsible for ensuring that KORE customers receive quality products delivered on-time. Pauric has a passion for lean efficient manufacturing using innovative solutions in a fast-paced environment.

In his free time, Pauric enjoys all sport but especially training kids to play Gaelic football!

Technical Sales Team

Steven Kilbride

Technical Sales Representative

Steven Kilbride is a technical sales representative for the north of the country and Northern Ireland. Steven has been involved in the insulation and construction industries for more than 20 years, including vast experience in external wall insulation render systems, floor, wall and roof insulation.

Steven moved to Ireland from the U.K in October of 2018 and enjoys socialising with family, and walking his dogs while exploring the wonders of Dublin and the surrounding area.

Andrew Butler

Technical Sales Manager

Andrew Butler has been a Technical Sales Manager for KORE for the past five years. Andrew graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology and has a varied background in engineering and architecture, giving him the perfect mix of skills and education needed to excel in his role as a technical sales manager for KORE. Andrew is also our in-house BIM expert, having worked closely with Waterford Institute of Technology on all our details. You’ll see Andrew around the north of Ireland, including North Dublin, Louth, Cavan, Galway and Northern Ireland.

When Andrew’s not working you can catch him fighting around the Dublin area. Andrew is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-Do and also an instructor of the Korean martial art.

You can connect with Andrew on Twitter and LinkedIn .

Steven Magee

Technical Sales Manager

Steven Magee has been a Technical Sales Manager at KORE for 13 years. Steven plays a critical role in helping KORE find and source new business for all of KORE’s range of products. In addition, Steven provides customer service to all potential and current clients on-site and in person. Steven’s deep understanding of product requirements and building regulations makes him a valuable part of the KORE team. You’ll see Steven in the south of the Ireland, including South Dublin, Wexford, Waterford, Cork and Kerry.

When he’s not traveling the south of the country, you can catch him at various football matches (mainly Arsenal and Ireland) at home and abroad or golfing. He also has the head in the books completing a business degree.

You can connect with Steven on Twitter and LinkedIn .

Technical Team

Paulina Mlodawska

Product Development Engineer

Paulina is the newest member of our technical team. Paulina is a qualified chemical engineer from Poland. She moved to Cavan in March this year, and we are delighted to have her on our team as we work on designing a new product. Paulina will be developing and testing new product ideas, looking at current offerings and producing an innovative product for the market.

When Paulina isn’t in the office, she is keeping fit in the gym, and planning her next travel adventure.

Gerald Olwill

Technical Support Assistant

Gerald joined the company in May 2017, first working on the factory floor before being promoted to Technical Support Assistant working alongside the technical team. Before joining KORE, Gerald studied at DIT in the Environmental Management programme. Today Gerald assists with all things technical, including U-value calculations for customers, cut sheets for our Insulated Foundation System and EPS solutions, and programmes for the production team in the factory.

In his spare time you’ll find Gerald on the pitch with Cornafean.

Retrofit Team

John B. Smith

Retrofit Programme Manager

John B. Smith (or just John B.) has been a Retrofit Programme Manager for KORE for over four years. With a background in the construction industry, John B. is responsible for upgrading the energy efficiency measures of traditional builds. Specialising in deep retrofit, John is spearheading the programme for KORE. John B. also helps manage our Warmer Homes Scheme, Energy Efficiency Incentive and Better Energy Communities Schemes.

When John B. isn’t working you can catch him at the local Killinkere football pitch.

You can connect with John B. on Twitter and LinkedIn .

Diarmaid Crowe

Retrofit Surveyor

Diarmaid has worked with us for over four years, starting out as warehouse manager in the factory, transitioning to retrofit surveyor & auditor this year. Diarmuid supports John B. in the retrofit division, and works on the various schemes such as Warmer Homes Scheme, Energy Efficiency Incentive & Better Energy Communities Schemes.

Diarmaid is an avid sports fan, and you can find him both watching and playing GAA (come on Kerry), or soccer, and when he can he has a mean handicap at golf.

Quality Team

Fergal Harrison

Quality Manager

Fergal joined the company in 2000, first starting with summer work in the factory, transitioning to a full time position in 2014. Today Fergal acts as the Quality Manager, keeping a close eye on all the products that leave the factory. Fergal is responsible for internal testing of KORE products for European CE marking, and also conducts routine testing to help improve our knowledge of EPS, its properties and how our processes affect and improve the material.

Outside of work Fergal is an avid airsoft aficionado, and channels his “inner nerd” as an expert gamer.

Feel free to call the office to request his gamertag!

Kieran Sheridan

Production Manager

Kieran Sheridan has been a Production Manager and a member of the KORE team for four years. Kieran’s responsibilities include supervising the production team, ensuring orders meet deadlines and that each and every order is fulfilled to the highest quality standards. Kieran works with office administration and the business development teams to ensure orders are processed smoothly and ready for the job site on the day it’s needed. Kieran is also responsible for the day to day implementation of our ISO systems and procedures.

When Kieran isn’t working (the day job) you will find him at home on the farm.

Administration Team

Ailish O’Reilly

Office Administrator

Ailish O’Reilly has been an Office Administrator and the voice of for KORE for more than 13 years. She’s most likely the first person you talk to when calling the office! Ailish ensures the office is in proper working order day in and day out. In fact, she keeps the office in such good shape that she’s not allowed to take any holidays (kidding, but really we wouldn’t survive without her!).Ailish is also in charge of our sales process daily, and ensures your order is dispatched and will arrive on time.

You can connect with Ailish on Twitter or by calling +353 49 4336998.

Breda Briody

Accounts and GDPR Officer

Breda has recently joined our administration team, working primarily in accounts. Breda has a wealth of experience working in finance, and has worked in various industries. Breda is our data compliance officer, and keeps us in check with all our policies and procedures.

When she is not managing our accounts, you will find Breda out for a run, or keeping fit in the gym.

You can call Breda on +353 49 43369208

Leighanne Fay

Office Administrator

Leighanne Fay has worked with us for almost a year now. Leighanne works with Ailish on the sales process and distribution of goods. Leighanne also plays a huge role within many of our schemes, including our Warmer Home Scheme, where she organises the application process between the homeowner and the SEAI.

When Leighanne isn’t at work you can find her socialising with her friends and family.

You can call Leighanne on +353 49 4336998 (main line) or on the dedicated Warmer Homes Scheme line at +353 49 437 4002.

Sinead Ashe

Office & HRM Administrator

Sinead Ashe is in charge of our human resource management. As our people are a main focus here at KORE, Sinead plays a vital role in maintaining high morale, building solid relationships, and creating a working environment of growth and development. Sinead ensures are compliant with all legislation and works closely with our Health and Safety officer to ensure the team know how to keep themselves safe.

Outside of KORE you will find Sinead spending quality time with her family and is often out running with friends.

Marketing Team

Brian Flax

Marketing Manager

Brian Flax has been a Marketing Manager for KORE for five years now. Brian is responsible for running and maintaining KORE’s website, online social media presence and helping to create online and offline marketing materials. You can usually catch Brian online through the website’s live chat, or on the company’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Brian has a passion for sustainability and spreading the message about healthy buildings and environmentally friendly construction.

When Brian’s not in the office you can usually catch him traveling abroad.

You can connect with Brian on Twitter and LinkedIn .

Lisa Downey

Marketing Executive

Lisa Downey is a recent recruit to the marketing department. Lisa is responsible for incoming queries and questions on our website, and you’ll find her daily on the KORE live chat. Lisa creates original content for all social media accounts, including blog posts and news items. Lisa works on various campaigns within KORE, and is always looking for the next marketing opportunity.

When Lisa isn’t here at KORE, she is off traveling the world with friends and family.

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