Senior Management Team

Fergal Buttimer – Chief Executive Officer

Fergal is the owner and managing director of Buttimer Engineering, having taken over the reigns following the retirement of his father Eddie in 2012. Since then Fergal has been overseeing operations from Buttimer Engineering’s  headquarters in Cahir, Co. Tipperary whilst frequently visiting our subsidiaries in the UK and Poland. 

Having graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Fergal joined Buttimer Engineering in 2001.

By 2005, Fergal was the head of operations in Buttimer Engineering’s recently opened Polish office, situated just outside the Polish capital of Warsaw. As the company flourished in Europe, Fergal returned to Tipperary in 2012 where he has seen the company expand significantly in recent years, to the thriving international business it is today. 

Alan Brown – Chief Operating Officer 

Alan joined Buttimer Engineering as Chief Operating Officer in January 2018 and is responsible for the operational management of the company.

Prior to that he spent 3 years as the Managing Director of Xerox Ireland, leading a team of 270 professionals responsible for the Xerox print technology and managed services business in the island of Ireland.

Alan was previously the Deputy CEO and Business Director at Telefónica O2 Ireland with full P&L responsibility for all Business customers. The Business team comprised Strategy, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service across all business segments including Corporate, Government, SME and Wholesale.
 
Before joining O2, Alan was with eircom Group where he held a number of senior positions including Director of Government Markets and Director of Broadband and Internet. He was also previously Managing Director of Lan Communications, Head of Sales and Marketing for eircom Wholesale division, Commercial Manager of eircom Hosting Services and Senior Vice President of eircom US (based in Stamford, Connecticut).
 

Michael Murphy – Contracts Director

Michael is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Limerick. He has been with Buttimer Engineering for over 25 years, in various engineering and project management roles. In that time, he has built up a vast knowledge across a broad range of industries. 

Having joined Buttimer Engineering in 1995 as a project manager, he was appointed Contracts Director in 2014 for Ireland and the UK. 

Denis O'Shea – Production Manager

Denis has over 25 years’ experience in the Quality and Supply Chain Management field, first gaining a diploma from the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management before receiving his diploma in Supply Chain Management from UCC. 

Having joined Buttimer Engineering in 1989 as purchasing manager, Denis has worked in a number of different roles such as Quality Manager and Estimation Manager, before being named Production Manager earlier this year. 
 

Cian Corbett – Project Management Officer

Cian is a Project Management Officer (PMO) with direct responsibility for project oversight on behalf of the CEO & COO, governance, project auditing, development of processes / procedures and ensuring operational uniformity between our offices & sites in the Ireland, UK and Poland. 

Cian has previously held roles with EirGrid Plc managing electrical transmission projects in Ireland and with SNC Lavalin Group and SEPAM Group managing oil and gas projects in Saudi Arabia and Oman. Cian has been awarded an honours degree in Construction Management & Engineering from the University of Limerick, CPD Certificate in Professional Engineering from DIT, Project Management Professional (PMP) status and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) status from the Project Management Institute (PMI) as well as holding membership of the Institute of Engineers Ireland (MIEI).

Sean O'Sullivan – Engineering Director

Sean is Buttimer Engineering’s senior engineer having been with the company for a number of decades. Having graduated from the University of Limerick with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Sean went on to become a lecturer in UL for a number of years before joining Buttimer Engineering. Since then, Sean has become an integral part of the company with experience in designing, managing and subsequently successfully delivering many complex projects both nationally and internationally. 

Sean’s expertise has meant that he is recognised as one of the countries top engineers, being a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (C. Eng) as well as a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers in Ireland (M.I.E.I). Sean’s wealth of experience and proven track record has been and continues to be an essential part of Buttimer Engineering’s growth.

Fintan Lowney – Sales & Marketing Director

Fintan is an experienced senior manager responsible for the Sales and Business development across all the Buttimer Engineering markets. With over 20 years working in the industrial engineering, construction and maritime industry both at sea and ashore, Fintan has gained a broad experience base having held roles within organizations covering Sales & Operations Management, Procurement, Project Engineering and Technical management roles. Amongst a number of engineering qualifications, Fintan also holds a BA (Hons) Business Management focused in Business Administration and Management.

Mateusz Olejniczak – Director in Poland

Mateusz has been with Buttimer Polska for over 12 years gaining a vast experience in the industrial engineering. Having a solidified knowledge from Poznań University of Agriculture (technical studies), Mateusz joined the company in 2007 and has worked as Sales Manager. He was appointed General Director of Buttimer Polska in January 2014.  

Amongst the number of qualifications Mateusz holds number of certificates, just to name few, Certificate in Advanced Negotiations Skills in the conflict of interests with some elements of persuasion and influence exercise, Sales Manager-Modern methods in sales team management, Technical Team Management Certificate and also Recruitment and Selection Certificate.

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