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Management Team

Our management team consists of Managing Director Alan Looney and Department heads Christy Smith (Sales), Michael O’Callaghan (Business Development), Tom Mc Keon (Operations), Tríona Kelly (Finance) ,Mary Mulligan (Quality & Compliance) and James Bliss is the Commercial Director of our UK business Natchemco. The team regularly reviews key metrics to ensure efficient service delivery to customers and helps devise and implement growth strategies.

Managing Director

Alan worked for four years with Exxon Oil Company in Ireland before joining NCC in 1985. He has led the Irish Association of Chemical Distributors as Chairman or President since 2000. He was also President of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) and the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations ICCTA from 2006 to 2008. Alan serves as President of the Pluschem European Speciality Chemical Distribution Alliance, which NCC was a founding member in 2000.

Alan Looney

Sales Director

Christy Smith joined the NCC Sales Department in 2008 and currently holds the position of Sales Director. A Chemistry graduate from UCD he has worked all his career in the Chemical industry initially with manufacturing companies ICI, Calgon and BASF and thereafter in the Sales & Marketing area with Univar.

Christy Smith

Commercial Director Natchemco UK

James has over 20 years experience in the chemical distribution industry selling into the pharma, fine chemical, food, I&I and the oil and Gas sectors. Whilst working in the industry he has developed significant expertise in operations, site management, product and supplier management.

James Bliss

Quality and Compliance Officer

Mary has over 25 years of experience in the chemical industry in the area of Logistics and Quality and is a member of our Management Team. She first implemented ISO 9001 at NCC in 1994 and has since worked to develop and improve the HSSEQ System. She is passionate about customer care and has vast hands on experience, having commenced work at NCC in our Logistics Dept.

Mary Mulligan

Business Development Director

Michael, a business and marketing graduate joined NCC in 2002. He has held many positions in the Sales Department rising to his current position of Business Development Director. Michael has been key in developing our business in the Pharmaceutical market and has brought many existing relationships to key strategic partnership level. In developing the business Michael travels regularly to Asia, Europe and the US and has introduced a number of high profile new manufacturers to our portfolio.

Michael O’Callaghan

Operations Manager

Tom holds Diplomas in Manufacturing Management and Project Management. Prior to joining NCC in 2006 he held roles in Production, Materials and Logistics Management in a multi national print & packaging company. Tom manages a team of five people in NCC.

Tom McKeon

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