Andy Hayes appointed CEO of Keltech.

Effective the 13th of December 2021, Andy Hayes takes on the role of CEO at Keltech. Andy takes up the leadership position having joined the business initially in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. As part of the new company structure, founder Ray Breen will now move into the role of Chairperson.

Since joining Keltech, Andy has been instrumental in helping the business expand its manufacturing plant and machine capabilities. Andy’s shrewd investment strategy has been the catalyst for his promotion and in so doing Keltech are now well placed to sustain its enviable growth trajectory whilst cementing Keltech’s position as a market leader in chosen sectors.

As CEO, Andy will work closely with Declan Walsh; Chief Operating Officer and Seamus Lawlor; Director of Business Development in order to maintain the positive momentum the company has built up in recent times.

Speaking about Andy’s promotion, Ray said: “This move to CEO is well deserved and recognises Andy’s dedication to the business. Since I started Keltech over 30 years ago my strategy has remained the same; Surround yourself with brilliant people and the rest takes care of itself. I’m proud of the management team I have built, together we have achieved so much and with this new structure in place the sky is the limit!”

Andy said: “My time at Keltech has been challenging, intense but most importantly thoroughly enjoyable. In my time as CFO I have learnt so much and feel I have grown with the business. I am proud to have played my part in supporting company growth by expanding our capabilities with new machinery and additional manufacturing space.

Probably my biggest satisfaction has been derived from developing our key competitive advantage, our people. Our world class welding academy created in 2020 has been transformational for the company. Being part of the team who created and now drive the programme, I would place this as my number one achievement thus far.

I look forward to the future; working with the management team and developing new strategies that will further enhance our reputation as a leading contract manufacturer.”

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