The Inver Team
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.
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.
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!
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, 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 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.
Northern Regional Sales Manager
Jack joins Inver from Heineken UK and has been involved in sales and logistics for over 10 years. He brings a vast array of experience and knowledge to Inver. Jack is an avid rugby player and has played semi-professional for Caldy RFC for his entire playing career at National One & Two level, having been promoted as League Champions three times.
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.
Tony holds an honours degree in Engineering (BEng hons, MIEI) and has also completed a Company Directors Diploma, (MAICD). Tony has worked with major construction companies in Ireland, the UK and Australia and brings a wealth of management experience. Tony played hurling at senior county and college level in Ireland and is still actively playing at club level.
Ciarán studied at the College of Marketing and Design in Dublin. He was a
senior executive in Qualceram Shires PLC from its Inception and worked
with some of the foremost companies in the bathroom industry. From
manufacturing to retail Ciarán has experience in all areas of the Bathroom
and Kitchen world and has worked with many designers and specifiers.
Music and Sport are some of his passions and he was in the TV series
Pitch Perfect on TG4 which culminated in singing for 83,000 people on All
Ireland Football Final Sunday in 2011.