Meet the Irema team

The Irema team uses its vast industry experience to ensure you get the product you need, when you need it.

John Rice

Managing Director

A graduate of the University of Limerick with 30 years experience in filtration and related industries, John led engineering and sales teams in multinational organisations before joining Irema Ireland. He is focused on developing Irema as the partner of choice for disposable face masks, air filtration material and air filters.

“Protecting people is our business and our guiding mantra. We work closely with all our customers and partners to ensure that healthcare professionals, patients and those working in controlled environments can do so with comfort and safety.”

Geraldine Ryan

Finance Director

A qualified CPA accountant, Geraldine has worked in the accountancy field for over 25 years. She joined the Irema team in 1997, was appointed the Financial Controller in 2001 and Finance Director in 2006. Her expertise in a manufacturing environment ensures that the business is adequately resourced at all times.

“Customer is king! Irema prides itself in working with our customers in order to ensure that in today’s competitive environment, we meet your expectations in the most efficient and cost effective manner.”

Sean Cooke

Strategic Business Development Manager

Sean has over 25 years of international sales management and business development experience in Europe, USA, Asia and Middle East. He has an exceptional ability to identify, focus and execute pivotal priorities. He has demonstrated a unique method of building client relationships through decisive and efficient communication and through adding consistent value to the customer and their business.

“Irema is known as a trusted supplier within our industry. We take pride in delivering what our customers expect of us and we deliver on these expectations every day, which is satisfying for all the team.”  

Damien Wiley

Operations Manager

Damien has over twenty years’ experience leading a multi-skilled workforce in a large multi-national blue-chip company. Skilled in operations management and operational excellence, Damien’s leadership role is transforming Irema’s manufacturing environment into a state-of-the-art lean manufacturing facility. He does this while ensuring Irema’s customers’ needs are met through diligent execution, creative innovation and smart business practices.

“Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example.”

Denis Murphy

Production Manager

A graduate of the University College Cork, Denis has over 30 years experience working as a Production Manager in planning and production and supply chain management. Denis is responsible for ensuring the daily management of the production facility, guaranteeing the seamless delivery of customer orders.

“Irema provides a work environment where employees can meet their potential and thrive in an atmosphere of excellence. This helps them to exceed our customers’ expectations in quality, delivery and cost through continuous improvement.”

Andrew Dawson

Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience managing quality in a range of industries, including white goods, electronics and medical devices. He is focused on quality system development and management of quality costs. Andrew is responsible for the deployment of the quality function to optimise customer satisfaction.

“Our commitment to product quality has been rewarded by a loyal customer base. By listening to our customers and working closely with our suppliers, sustained improvement in quality continues to be achieved through effective teamwork and a robust quality system.”