The Inver Team


Colm Nagle

Chairman of Inver Designs DAC

Colm 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

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

Sales And Marketing Director

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!


Charles Kyriacou

Non-Executive Director

Charles is a marketing graduate and after three years in United Newspapers, Charles spent 18 years in Shires Bathrooms in product development and sales where he was responsible for creating the Visions brand. In 2004 he set up a successful distribution company with two others and exited the business in 2021. Charles is a Trustee of the Greek Orthodox Community in Leeds and Honorary Consul for the Republic of Cyprus in the North of England. In his spare time Charles enjoys a game of golf.


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.


Tom Gneza

Operations Manager

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 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.


Paul Halford

Financial Controller

Paul 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.


Peter Blackwell

Southern Regional Sales Manager

Peter 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.

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Ciarán Kilbride

Contracts Manager

Ciarán studied at the College of Marketing and Design in Dublin. He was a senior executive in Qualceram Shires PLC and worked with leading companies, designers and specifiers in the bathroom industry. Ciarán has vast experience in the Bathroom and Kitchen sector. Music and Sport are his passions, and in the TV series Pitch Perfect he sung before 83,000 people on All Ireland Football Final Sunday in 2011.


James Wood

Key Account Manager

James has been a part of the bathroom industry since 2001, bringing a passion for driving innovation and helping businesses achieve greater profitability. When he’s not immersed in his work, James enjoys spending quality time with his family, indulging in movie nights, playing football and savouring delicious food. During his holidays, he loves embarking on cruises and exploring new destinations. James loves listening to music and had dinner with his music Idol Meat Loaf in 2005.


Mustafa Angay

Operations Manager - Turkey

Mustafa was educated in the USA and holds a university degree in Business Management. He has more than 20 years’ experience at management level in the export sales departments of large companies producing ceramics and tiles, sanitary ware, bathroom furniture and bathroom accessories. Mustafa’s expertise is his ability to bring solutions to commercial sales and new product development. He is based in the beautiful and historic city of Izmir, Turkey.

At Inver our work is always guided by our company mission statements

To provide total
customer service
To provide high
quality products
To provide our customers
with superior margins
To provide the best
service in the industry
To develop and train
our employees
To provide real
shareholder value