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.