Management Team


Our Management Team utilises its vast industry experience to ensure the customer gets the product and solution that meets their requirements.

NAME: John Rice

JOB TITLE: Managing Director

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

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

NAME: Geraldine Ryan

JOB TITLE: Finance Director

A qualified CPA accountant, Geraldine has worked in the accountancy field for the past 25 years. She joined the Irema Ireland 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 their needs and expectations in the most efficient and cost effective manner.”

NAME: Sean Cooke

JOB TITLE: Strategic Business Development Manager

Sean has over 25 years of international sales management and business development experience in continents including 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 and growth to the customer and their business.


“At Irema, if you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will! It is not about having the right opportunities; rather managing those opportunities through listening to our clients to identifying their specific needs and delivering on time, every time”

NAME: Damien Wiley

JOB TITLE: 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 will future-proof Irema by transforming the manufacturing environment into a state-of-the-art Lean manufacturing facility while ensuring Irema’s customers’ needs are met to the highest quality standard through diligent execution, creative innovation and smart business practices.


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

NAME: Kelly McGrath


Kelly is an experienced Human Resources Manager with a history of working in various industries including, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Freight, IT, Health Care and Retail amongst others. CIPD Associate Member and always keeping updated with the Employment Law and HR policies. Kelly’s passion is on workforce planning and development of the leadership within an organisation.

“The success of an organisation comes from its people. Spending time with the workforce and developing the skill gaps will encourage your next leaders. In a world of remote working and less face to face contact, don’t forget the people and personal experience”


NAME: Denis Murphy

JOB TITLE: Production Manager

A graduate of the University College Cork, Denis has over 30 years experience working as a Production Manager in Planning & Production and Supply Chain Management. Denis has responsibility for ensuring the daily management of the production facility at Irema Ireland, guaranteeing the seamless delivery of customer orders.

NAME: Andrew Dawson

JOB TITLE: Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience managing quality in a range of industries, including white consumer 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.


“At Irema, 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”