Meet the Team

At Jans Composites we pride ourselves on our shared drive for success and positive ‘can do’ attitude throughout the workforce. Our core team is highly skilled, competent and meet each new challenge head-on. Within the company, we have personnel with many years’ experience in Fiberglass specific design, materials, manufacturing and costing.

Ronan Hamill

CEO

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Ronan is responsible for the strategic direction and governance of Jans Composites. Ronan has over 25 years of experience in the Manufacturing Industry. He graduated from Queens University Belfast as a Chemical Engineer and started his career with TKECC and Montupet in the Automotive industry as a Quality Engineer. 

Ronan joined Caterpillar in 1999 and worked his way through management quickly becoming Plant Manager of the Springvale Facility in 2004. In 2008, Ronan became Director of Process Excellence and developed a global response to the downturn in business at the time by restructuring the global footprint of the Division. Ronan became General Manager of the Global Power Solutions business developing the Power plant business globally. 

In 2016, Ronan joined the Wrights Group as Managing Director of the Metallix and Wright Composites divisions and lead on growing the businesses outside of the core bus products.   Wrights Composites Ltd is the entity purchased from the Wright Group administrators.

Ronan is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in leadership and commercial strategy including distribution structures, direct customer negotiations, establishing supply partnerships and establishing supply agreements globally. He combines this with an advanced understanding of manufacturing systems and product development. 

Jeff McMullan
Managing Director

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Jeff has 20 years of experience in every aspect of Composites manufacturing. In 2005 Jeff and his team set up the Composites manufacturing division in a dedicated factory in Northern Ireland to manufacture and supply GRP components. The company quickly became established as one of the largest GRP manufacturing facilities in Ireland.

 

Within his career path, Jeff has fulfilled the roles of Development Manager and Production Manager and has been directly involved for 19 years in the manufacture and supply of GRP components to Wrightbus and many other important customers. Jeff has used his wealth of experience to set-up a GRP Composites manufacturing facility in India. After 2 years in Asia, he returned to Northern Ireland in 2016 to take up the role of General Manager in Wright Composites before becoming Managing Director of Jans Composites in 2019.

John Elder
Commercial &

Operations Director

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John went straight into the GRP industry at 16, working within Production of glass fibre as a finisher in 1997. He worked through various sectors until becoming the Master Pattern and Mould Maker. John joined Wrightbus in 2008 as a master pattern maker, his hard work and lean ethics were quickly recognised, and John was promoted to section manager in the external business sector.

John continued to apply his methodology in Lean principles to advance the company forward, along with developing the processes to suit the customer needs and looking at new manufacturing methods and R&D.

In 2016 John took over as Operations Manager of the complete composite’s division within Wrightbus, before beginning his role as Commercial & Operations Director at Jans Composites in 2019.

Stephen Reid
Creative 
Director

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Stephen has worked in the visitor attraction industry for over 30 years and has held senior positions for key suppliers and worked with industry leading design companies to deliver over 50 attractions globally. He has led the direction and business development as well as the design, construction, and operation of attractions in theme parks and family entertainment centres. He has worked extensively with global brands and studios to innovate, design and deliver bespoke attractions at the highest quality. In 2013 the International association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) awarded him with 2 awards for “Best New Product” and “Product Most Likely to Make an Impact on the Industry” for a new attraction format he created and developed for Longleat Safari Park in conjunction with the BBC using the Brand “Deadly 60”.
Stephen was appointed Creative Director of Jans Composites in 2020 and is responsible for innovation and development of new products. He heads business development for the film and leisure industry.

Alexandra Chiriac
Costing & Systems Configurator

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Edel Healy

Finance & Personnel 

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Elizabeth Dempster
Purchasing Coordinator

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Catherine Kennedy

Purchasing Coordinator

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Christine Clarke

 Lead Design &

Structural Engineer

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Ciarán Carey
Composites Design Engineer

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Simon Logan
Design Engineer

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Martin Brammeld

 Quality Manager

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Stephen Kerr
HSE & Facilities Manager

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Paul Palfrey
Stores Coordinator

Neil Craig
Production Manager

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Jimmy McNeill
Assembly Manager

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