Ray Naughton - Director, Managing

Ray is an experienced businessman with a background in International Business having led Siemens Nixdorf in Ireland over a period of 11 years. Ray also co founded a University Seed Fund where he invested in and helped develop many IP based high technology businesses. He continues this work as a private investor and advisor to a number of early stage Irish technology companies.

Dr John Breen - Chief Technology Officer

BEng, PhD

John is a chemical engineering post graduate with extensive experience in fields relevant to carbon capture and utilisation.  He spent over 10 years in academia publishing over 40 papers in the fields of emission control, hydrogen production and carbon utilisation.  He was Chief Technology Officer at MOF Technologies, a spin-out from Queen’s University Belfast specialising in the production, characterisation and utilisation of Metal Organic Framework sorbents for applications including carbon capture.  He was instrumental in growing and expanding the company from its roots in a university research laboratory and helping to prepare the company for its successful initial VC funding round.

Prof J.M Don Macelroy - Director, Technology

BE, PhD, FIChemE, MAmerIChE

Don is an eminent academic having served as a professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla for 10 years and subsequently appointed Chair and Head of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering in 2003. He retired as Emeritus Chair of Chemical Engineering in 2016.

His primary research interests include carbon emissions control, reduction and capture and his research has been recognised and supported by Irish and EU research organisations.

John McQuillan - Director

John McQuillan is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Ireland. He trained with KPMG. John worked as Financial Controller of the ESB Group Network Business before starting his own practice in 2005. His practice worked primarily in the energy and regulated sectors in addition to audit, assurance and accounting services to a wide range of clients in the SME sector, including professional and financial services.

He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Homecare Direct and a non-executive director in a range of industries in the leasing, accounting, utilities and consumer goods industries. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

 

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