About US

Management Team

Neal Johnston
Neal Johnston
Managing Director
Neal is our Managing Director, having joined the Group in 2015. Neal has spent his entire career in Supply Chain, holding senior operating roles including SVP Supply Chain for a global consumer products company as well as CEO of a Western European Distributor. Prior to this, Neal also spent over ten years in Strategy Consulting. Neal is a graduate of the University of Central England with Post Graduate studies at Harvard University.
Susan Dalton
Susan Dalton
Finance Director
Susan is a Chartered Accountant and practiced with Ernst & Young Canada for nine years prior to joining Exertis in November 2000. Susan holds a degree in Science from the University of Toronto, a Business degree from the University of Windsor and an MBA from Trinity College, Dublin. Susan is responsible for all financial aspects of the company.
Leo Hassett
Leo Hassett
Commercial Director
Leo is responsible for our growth strategy and revenue development. He has diverse industry experience having held senior Operational and Commercial roles with eir, Thompson Reuters, AIB Capital Markets as well as Rockwool International. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
Eddie Gorman
Eddie Gorman
Operations and Sales Projects Director
Eddie joined the company in 1991 and is currently based in our Limerick Facility a graduate of Carlow Institute of Technology with a Certificate and Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a Degree in Production Engineering. Eddie has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and project management and operational roles and currently manages our group operations and bid management process.
Cillian O’Mara
Cillian O’Mara
Sourcing Director
Cillian joined the Company in 2001 and has overall responsibility for global procurement and material functions, heading up the Asian office. Cillian is APICS qualified and holds a Diploma in Applied Science. He has 20 years of procurement experience with a variety of companies and industries such as AST, NTS and Autotote Worldwide Services.
Padraig Henry
Padraig Henry
Strategic Accounts Director
Padraig joined the company in 2000 and is based in Ireland, traveling internationally. He formerly held roles in big five consultancy and the aviation sector. Padraig leads our Strategic Accounts development functions, implementing innovative value adding supply chain services. Padraig has more than 20 years of experience in international trade, supply chain design and product distribution.
Brian Cassidy
Brian Cassidy
Head of IT
Brian joined the company in 2016 and is responsible for our IT ecosystem. Brian has over 16 years' experience in information technology, across multiple industries including Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals & Banking. Brian is a graduate of Dublin City University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies as well as an MSc. in Information Technology.