Electric.ie Magazine Nov - Dec 2019

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 15 Industry News Industry News Kellihers, as it was during one of the worst recessions to hit Ireland. Many branches had to be closed ƒ† —ˆ‘”–—ƒ–‡Ž› •–ƒơ Šƒ† –‘ „‡ ‡‹–Š‡” Žƒ‹† ‘ơ ‘” ‰‹˜‡ ”‡†—…‡† hours. Paddy endeavoured to manage the whole process with dignity and fairness to everyone throughout the company. However, as the economy has begun to improve over the past few years, Kellihers has turned a corner from the dark days of the recession and Paddy and his team has spearheaded the company to success once again with new branches in Finglas and Bray opening over the past 2 years. Additionally, in 2009, RISS (Rexel Industrial Supply Solutions) came under the Kellihers/Rexel Ireland business. Under the strong guidance of Pat O’Brien, it has grown dramatically over the past few years in the MRO space •‡”˜‹…‹‰ ƒ ”ƒ‰‡ ‘ˆ Š‹‰ŠǦ’”‘ƤŽ‡ multinational companies. Paddy will be leaving the company in a strong position to continue its growth over the coming years. A growth that started in one branch, rose to 30 branches during the boom and now has to present day 22 branches nationwide with the one important mantra that will continue after he leaves “you must remember that the single most important emphasis at Kellihers is on servicing the customer’s requirements”. Personal Life Happily married for 41 years to Deirdre who has supported him throughout his career and they have 3 children (Conor, Brian and Niamh) . Hobbies Paddy has many interests, but it would be fair to say that his main hobby in life is his devotion to ol’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra whom he met in Las Vegas in 1993 on a Philips dealer trip! He actively goes to race meetings across the country and loves attending Irish rugby internationals with his family! He’s also known to enjoy dinner and a few glasses of wine with his close friends and family. We wish him all the best in his retirement. SPECIALISTS IN: CABLE LED LIGHTING WIRING ACCESSORIES EV CAR CHARGERS SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) & ACCESSORIES OFFERING TURNKEY SERVICES: IN-HOUSE LIGHTING DESIGN TEAM ENERGY EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS DATA & COMMUNICATIONS www.kellihers.com THE COMPLETE ELECTRICAL WHOLESALER BRANCH ADDRESS BRANCH MANAGERS PHONE Ballymount M50 Business Park, Ballymount Road Upper, Dublin 12 Alan O’Donoghue 01 4566717 Sandyford Unit E3, Three Rock Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18 Wayne Murphy 01 2952011 Croke Park Unit G2 Croke Park Industrial Estate, Russell Street, Dublin 1 Dominick Fitzpatrick 01 8554704 Finglas Unit 27, North Park, North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11 Derek Wright 01 8041160 Naas Unit A1, Toughers Industrial Estate, Newhall, Naas, Kildare Ger O’Reilly 045 447860 Portlaoise Clonminam Industrial Estate, Portlaoise, Laois Niall Keogh 057 8664660 Dundalk Ard Easmuinn Road, Dundalk, Louth Ger Craven 042 9327854 Bray Unit A3 Old Court Industrial Estate, Boghall Road, Bray Derek Martin 01 2042670 Kilkenny Unit 11A, Loughboy Industrial Estate, Kilkenny Tom Kelly 056 7750410 Waterford Tramore Road, Waterford Brian Coughlan 051 377755 Cork Tramore Road, Cork Ed Mortell 021 4704100 Eastgate Units 31-32 East Gate Drive, Eastgate, Little Island, Cork David Welch 021 4296240 Mallow Road North Point Business Park, Mallow Road, Cork Stewart Dennehy 021 4932300 Tralee Ballymullen, Tralee, Kerry Ian Bourke 066 7145300 Killarney Ross Road, Killarney, Kerry Jack O’Sullivan 064 6633985 Limerick Dock Road, Limerick Pat Murphy 061 417442 Ennis Unit 9 Quinn Road Business Park, Ennis, Clare Mick O’Neill 065 6844233 Galway Sean Mulvoy Road, Galway Mike Devine 091 745300 Castlebar Castlebar Industrial Estate, Castlebar, Mayo Pat Lowther & Eddie Rowland 094 9023650 Ballina Unit 7 Moyvalley Business Park, Ballina, Mayo Frank Carroll 096 60420 Sligo Finisklin Industrial Estate, Sligo Padraig Doyle 071 9145068 Athlone Unit 3 Daneswell Business Park, Monksland, Athlone Michael McGrath 090 6494681