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MEET THE TEAM

Matt Tomlinson

Managing Director

Richard Harris

Sales and Marketing Director

With over 20 years’ experience in the FMCG sector, Richard is an accomplished sales and marketing professional who has led the growth of many international companies. In his early career, Richard headed up the team at St Ivel which launched the well- known spreads brand ‘Utterly Butterly’ into all trade channels. Richard then went on to become the Group Sales Director for the beauty brand owner Vivalis Ltd., where he initiated and managed many business transformation projects, one of the most notable being the successful rebrand and repositioning of the collection 2000 make up line and its introduction to Boots, which went on to displace Christian Dior’s position in the UK’s top 10 cosmetic brands. Today, Richard heads up the Standard Brands sales and marketing team globally, establishing new markets such as the Middle East and growing key existing market share. Richard loves to travel and is passionate about music, spending his down time discovering new bands and going to as many gigs as possible!

Denis McCourt

Finance & Factory Director

Previously Financial Controller in one of the largest furniture wholesalers in Ireland and the UK. Based in Dundalk County Louth, Pat was part of a team that grew the business into a successful wholesaler, doubling turnover in three years and opening a distribution center in the UK along with a direct online sales business. Prior to that, he was employed by Irish Food Processors Group (now ABP) for 24 years and occupied a number of key positions in the company such as Group Consolidation Accountant, Group Treasury Accountant, and Group Management Accountant.  He joined Standard Brands in September 2011 as Group Financial Controller and was appointed to the Board of Directors in March 2015.  Pat is also Director of the local Credit Union, Trustee of a local Community Center, and has coached and mentored numerous successful youth Gaelic rules football teams over the past 13 years.

Pat Kiernan

Director Head of Finance & IT

Previously Financial Controller in one of the largest furniture wholesalers in Ireland and UK. Based in Dundalk Co Louth, was part of a team which grew the business into a successful wholesale business, doubling turnover in 3 years and opened a distribution centre in the UK along with a direct sell internet business. Prior to that was employed by Irish Food Processors Group (now ABP) for 24 years and filled a number of key positions in the company such as Group Consolidation Accountant, Group Treasury Accountant, and Group Management Accountant.  Joined  Standard Brands in September 2011 as Group Financial Controller and was appointed to the Board of Directors in March 2015.  Pat is also Director of local Credit Union, Trustee of local Community Centre and has coached and mentored numerous successful underage Gaelic football teams over the past 13 years.

Alison Whiting

Head of Marketing

Siân Griffiths

Marketing Manager

Katie Penn

Assistant Brand Manager

Thomas Carr

Marketing Executive

Debbie Hallgren

Head of Trading Support

Angelica Harris

Category Manager

Rianna McDonald

Category Insight Analyst

Peter Lewin

Trading Controller UK, Canada & Scandinavia

Stuart McCready

Trading Controller, Ireland & General Manager, USA

Paul Furnell

International Trading Controller – Europe & Emerging Markets, Sales

Melinda Massiere

International Sales Manager – Continental Europe

Laurene Parkin

International Sales Manager - France

Jennifer Clarke

Accounts Administrator

Gabie Ciaff

Office Manager

Angela Casey

Office Manager

Anne Moore

Payroll Administrator

Freddie Vernon

Quality Assurance / Technical Manager

Ellen Reid

Commercial Accountant

Eugene Winters

Assistant Financial Controller

Bronagh McKeown

QA and Technical Coordinator

Pat Finegan

Production Manager

Philip Reynolds

Engineering Manager

Gordon McDonnell

Manufacturing / Quality Coordinator

Sharon McDonnell

Factory Planner

James Hanratty

Engineering Manager

Jim Ryan

Production Development Manager

Kresimir Peradinovic

Procurement Manager

Catherine Mulvihill

Co-Pack Planner

Aileen Brown

Transport Co-Coordinator

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