MEET THE TEAM
John Kennedy | Managing Director
Cooling Towers and Accessories (formerly Irish Cooling Towers) was established by Peter Kennedy, and John joined the family business in 1992, becoming Managing Director in 1997. Since then he has steadily built the business to become the leading cooling tower service provider in Ireland, and has also expanded operations to both the UK and into Europe.
Patrick Kearns | Business Development
Patrick joined the company in 1994 as a site service technician and after five years was promoted to the role of Service Manager, with responsibility for all on-site works including organising the weekly rosters for the on-site teams and dealing with all telephone traffic and reporting with both clients and on-site personnel. Patrick’s role also included generating quotations and documentation for tower refurbishment and parts sales as well as management of the office.
Martin Butterfield | Service Manager
Martin started with the company in 2000, initially as a general site operative followed by promotion to Team Leader with responsibility for dealing with the daily on-site roles such as safety, permitting and reporting of all work carried out to both the client and the office. In 2011 Martin became the Service Manager for the company and his role involves daily planning of all on-site crews, customer quotations, effective planning of all works being carried out.
Laura Mullen | Office Manager & Accounts
Laura joined the company in April of 2013 and oversees all the finance functions of the company – accounting, reporting and tax and is also responsible for all the general office administration duties, as well as undertaking all the standard PA duties for Managing Director, John Kennedy.
Ailish O’Kane | Accounts Assistant & Office Administrator
Ailish has been employed by the company since March 2015 and assists in the finance and administration functions of the company. She undertakes duties in accounts, payroll and general office administration and support. She has a strong background in the Financial Sector and a Diploma in Financial Advice following a thirteen-year career in the Banking sector before joining the team.