Group Chairman

Brendan Walsh

Brendan Walsh graduated with honours as an Electrical Engineer and began his career in the specialist area of Nuclear Electronic Measurement and Control Systems within the Tobacco Industry. His area of responsibility was mainland Europe, and his primary objective was to introduce advanced measurement methods which reduced waste and improved product quality.

He then further developed his skills and experience in the highly competitive Gas industry introducing new and innovative systems for organisations such as BOC gases, and obtained a Masters degree in Engineering. However, it was the emergency lighting industry that proved to be the environment where he could capitalise on his industrial experience and use his expertise to make a step change in product and testing methods.

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Managing Director

Ian Walsh

Ian Walsh is Managing Director for Ventilux and is based in the company’s headquarters in Bray, Ireland.

Ian started his career in the Financial Services working with Bank of Ireland in their Baggot Street headquarters in 2001. His tenure involved managing the Banks internal service providers and the telephony systems, where he gained valuable experience working in a fast paced international organisation.

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Sales Director

Ryan Walsh

Ryan Walsh is Sales Director for Ventilux and is based in the company’s headquarters in Bray, Ireland.

Ryan joined Ventilux in 2009 and took a key role in the Service & Maintenance Team. This was an ideal opportunity to increase his product, company and market knowledge.

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Managing Director (UK)

Barrie Walsh

Barrie Walsh is Managing Director for Ventilux UK and is based in the company’s UK subsidiary in Merseyside.

He started his career in 1998 based in the company’s Dun Laoghaire headquarters. His remit was to gain a full functioning knowledge of all departments from the production floor through to service and export sales departments.

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R&D Manager

Ian Murphy

Ian Murphy is the R&D Manager for Ventilux Ltd and a recognised expert in power electronics.
His early career involved managerial roles within the military avionics industry. As a senior project engineer he supervised the design, construction and maintenance of military approved power supply systems on a number of sophisticated avionic platforms.

He started working for Ventilux in 1998, and in his capacity of R & D Manager is responsible for all facets of engineering design, product development and manufacturing.

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Major Projects Engineer

Neil Whittingham

Neil Whittingham is the Major Projects Engineer for Ventilux; he began his early career working as a senior field service engineer for a major blue chip organisation operating in the leisure sector.

Neil joined Ventilux in 2000 as a commissioning engineer then was appointed the Service Manager and soon moved into his current position. His key responsibilities are working closely within the specification market to assist with innovative solutions for emergency Lighting within the major project sector.

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Quality Manager

Dan Egan

Dan Egan joined VENTILUX as a general operative in 1985.

Ventilux had just been founded, and at that time there were just seven members of staff. In these early years, and in this small setting, it was necessary for all staff to be fully au-fait with the VENTILUX product range, from assembly, to testing, through to packing. Dan welcomed this opportunity to learn new skills, and soon afterwards became involved in the service and commissioning of emergency lighting. During the next number of years, Dan travelled the country in his role as VENTILUX Service Engineer, and values the experience which this role brought. During this time, Dan also achieved Parts 1 and 2 of City and Guilds Electronic Servicing.

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Production Manager

Jimmy McGrath

Jimmy Mc Grath,

Jimmy started his Career with ‘Irish Industrial Components’ in 1984 and worked there until 1988. During his time there, Jimmy was trained in the Building and Wiring of ‘Electromechanical Control Panels’ and Programmable Logic Controllers. These products were manufactured on behalf of Aer Rianta, Bord Na Mona and ESB to name but a few.

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