Oran Pre-Cast have a team of specialists expert in the design and administration of all aspects of precast concrete construction projects.
The various departments work closely together to ensure projects are completed to the exact client requirements. Coupled with this, a low staff turnover ensures that the experiences gained on one project are carried through to subsequent projects.
Brief introductions to our senior team members are given below.
Derek joined Oran Pre-Cast in 1994 and has been Managing Director since 2013.
He has worked as a senior manager in all areas of the business from manufacture, logistics, installation and contracts management in both Ireland and the UK. The experience gained in these roles has allowed him to build up an overall understanding of the business from our suppliers to our end users.
His focus is on building sustainable growth throughout the business founded on personal relationships with our clients and exceeding their expectations on price, quality and delivery, all in a safe working environment.
John joined Oran Pre-Cast in 1994. Prior to his appointment as Sales Director in 2001, he worked at management level in both the manufacturing and installation sides of the business.
He has been responsible for expanding the business consistently for the last 20 years. He brought the company turnover in Ireland from €8m in 1994 to over €30m in 2006 and 2007. When the decline in the Irish construction sector began in 2008, the company turned its attention to the UK market, in which Oran Pre-Cast is now a major player.
In the past 7 years, the UK market has formed a stable 50% of the company's turnover and is increasing. John guarantees that Oran Pre-Cast can continue to offer a unique and solid service to all of its existing and new customers.
Martin, a Chartered Accountant, joined the company as Financial Controller in February 2011.
In addition to the normal accounting function, his role within the company covers all finance related areas including treasury, purchasing, costing, insurance and legal. Previous to Oran Pre-Cast he has had 13 years' experience in the manufacturing and engineering sectors having worked for 11 years with a US multi-national electronics firm during which time he had responsibility for a manufacturing site which had a turnover of up to €70m, had over 300 employees and dealt with a worldwide range of customers and suppliers.
Martin joined Oran Pre-Cast in 1999, and currently heads the Quantity Surveying and Estimating functions for all Irish based projects. The wide range of buildings catered for by Oran Pre-cast includes hotels, schools, commercial buildings, hospitals and industrial units. He is responsible for all aspects of quantity surveying through the entire life cycle of these projects.
He has over 24 years' experience in the construction industry, having previously worked in the structural steel sector and in a Quantity Surveying consultancy. Significant projects that Martin has worked on include the Citypoint complex, the Spencer Dock development and the Blanchardstown and Liffey Valley shopping centres.
Christina has been with Oran Pre-Cast since 2008. She is a Senior Quantity Surveyor, responsible for the tendering & commercial management of the UK based projects.
She has over 18 years' experience in the construction industry, in both contracting and consultancy. Previous employers include Balfour Beatty, Arup, KPMG, Mowlem and Carillion.
Her background is predominantly in civil & structural engineering & highways. Notable projects that she has been involved with include London Underground's Jubilee Line Extension, GM-Opel Thailand & Poland Production Facilities, Channel Tunnel Rail Link, M6 Jct 10 Walsall Hotel Infrastructure Works, BAFT Heathrow, Oxford Brookes University, Hilton Tower of London, Chase High School Essex, and Goodmans Fields London E1.
Dave joined Oran Pre-Cast in 1994. As Engineering Manager he now leads a 20 strong design team.
He played a lead role in the expansion of the company's product range, from designing floor and portal frame products in the mid 1990's, to the wide range of technically challenging total precast solutions offered today. He has either designed or supervised all of the major projects provided by Oran Pre-Cast over this period.
The expertise and technical knowledge accumulated over 20 years of designing precast concrete structures allowed him develop the wide range of innovative precast products including the precast flat slab and crosswall solutions offered today.
Tony joined Oran Pre-Cast in November 2012. In his role as Contracts Manager he directs projects from the preliminary design stage through to handover.
He gained considerable experience working in various roles in the UK. He began his career as a Site Engineer, before progressing to Site Manager and then to Contracts Manager. He returned to Ireland in the mid to late nineties to work in the precast concrete sector.
He has worked with most of the major building contractors and has been involved in landmark projects such as Croke Park and The O2 Arena in Dublin.
Design Office Manager: Dermot Lawless
Phone: +353 (0)91 383966
Dermot joined Oran Pre-Cast in 2009, and has been Design Office Manager since 2010.
He has over 16 years' experience in the precast concrete industry. During this time he has held a number of technical and senior project management roles in various companies. In these positions he worked closely with design consultancies, precast suppliers and RC contractors across both Ireland and the UK.
Some of the more notable projects he has worked on include the Hilton Tower of London, Oxford Brookes University Library, the Aviva Stadium, Croke Park, the Highbury stadium redevelopment project and T5 at Heathrow Airport.
Mark Patterson has been Health & Safety Manager at Oran Pre-Cast since 2007.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety Management and a Diploma in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work, both from University College Dublin.
He has over 14 years of Health & Safety experience in the construction sector. During this time he has worked with a number of the largest building contractors in the country. Some of the high profile projects that Mark has worked on include the Dundrum Town Centre, the Critical Care Unit at Limerick Hospital and Athlone Town Centre.
Bryan joined Oran Pre-Cast as a design engineer in 2004. He then progressed to a production engineer and again onto to his current position as Quality manager. He has over 15 years' experience in the construction industry, during which he has held a number of technical and project administration related roles across different sectors within the industry.
Aidan joined Oran Pre-Cast in 2003. Originally employed as a CAD engineer, he took up the position of Project Coordinator in 2008.
He coordinates all UK projects from their infancy through design, manufacture and delivery. Aidan works closely with the customers' site and project management personnel. Over the years, he has formed strong working relationships with our main haulage partners, which is vital in ensuring on time deliveries on a daily basis.
Aidan has been closely involved in all UK projects to date including earlier projects such as the Hilton Tower of London, Oxford-Brookes University and North Staffordshire Hospital along with more recent projects such as the Five Islands School on the Isle of Scily and the Newcastle Sleeperz Hotel.
Gavin joined Oran Pre-Cast in 2017. He has over 25 years’ international construction industry experience in precast concrete structural elements within all business areas ranging from sales to installation and manufacturing, of which 14 years have been in senior management roles. His success has not been limited to his industry and precast concrete knowledge but also largely as a result of building long term relationships with clients and ensuring they experience exceptional service.
The Irish market has revived since the downturn and Gavin’s strategy is to ensure that Oran Pre-Cast remain the industry leader and major player locally across all sectors of the industry.
If you have a new Irish project and want to look into what Oran Pre-Cast can offer call Gavin directly.