John Paul O’Reilly appointed MD, Specialist Product Division at Chadwicks Group

20 Sep , 2023  

Chadwicks Group, one of the leading builders’ merchants in Ireland, has announced the appointment of John Paul O’Reilly as the new Managing Director of the Specialist Product Division.

In this newly established role, John Paul will assume responsibility for overseeing the growth and development of specialised brands within Chadwicks Group, which includes Heiton Steel, Morgans Timber, Proline, The Panelling Centre, and Sitetech.  John Paul’s responsibilities will involve close collaboration with managers across Chadwicks Group’s specialist brands, ensuring the efficient and seamless operation of their business units.

A key focus of his role will be to drive and facilitate necessary change within the organisation, with sustainability and digital transformation as top priorities. With over two decades of commercial experience, John Paul brings a wealth of expertise gained from working with some of Ireland’s largest retail organisations, including Tesco Ireland as Commercial and Multichannel Director, Maxol as COO, and Brown Thomas Arnotts as Commercial Director. His extensive background encompasses both physical and digital retailing, bringing the expertise and experience to take the business into the future.

John Paul holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Ireland. In 2001, he was awarded an MBA in Retail from Stirling University.

Speaking on the appointment, Patrick Atkinson, CEO, Chadwicks Group, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome John Paul to Chadwicks Group. He joins us at a time when we have big growth ambitions across all brands and categories, and we welcome the knowledge and expertise he will bring to the company.”

“Our mission is to provide a best-in-class customer experience and to ensure our service offering is consistent with our customers’ needs and wants as the construction industry evolves. Hiring and retaining experienced industry leaders is imperative to reaching our goals. We are committed to having the right team in place and the appointment of John Paul O’Reilly will contribute significantly to our ongoing efforts to provide a better consistency of experience, product selection and value across all branches.”

Speaking on his appointment, John Paul O’Reilly, new Managing Director of the Specialist Product Division at Chadwicks Group, said: “I am very excited to join Chadwicks Group as Managing Director of the Specialist Products Division. I am delighted to be joining a company like Chadwicks Group and I look forward to working with the leaders of our specialist product companies in Heiton Steel, Morgans Timber, Proline, The Panelling Centre and Sitetech. I’m excited to support these businesses as they continue to grow and to continue my professional growth with a group of colleagues who strive for excellence.”

This role is newly created and forms part of wider strategic review within Grafton Group.