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Gary Brady

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Gary joined Thorntons in 2002 and has over 20 years’ experience in the waste management and recycling sector. Prior to joining Thorntons as Finance Director he worked at Greenstar where he spent 2 years completing a number of acquisitions of waste collection and processing businesses. His previous experience was in the Information Technology Sector. Gary is a qualified Accountant (CPA), and he has led the Strategic Development and Growth of the Thorntons brand and business over the past number of years.  Thorntons Recycling is the largest family-owned recycling business in Ireland.

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John Staunton

Commercial Sales Manager

John joined Thorntons Recycling in 2006 and has over 30 years commercial sales experience within the B2B and corporate environment. He has full control of the management of the commercial sales team which extends to new business and key account management sales force. John has also executed marketing campaigns for the Thorntons Recycling brand. Previous employment includes direct sales and marketing positions with Pitney Bowes UK, Pitney Bowes Ireland and 02 Ireland.

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David Duff

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager

David has studied Environmental Science to Masters in Trinity College, Dublin. David has fifteen years’ waste management and recycling experience and is a member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and select specialist subgroups for the Irish Waste Management Association. As the EHS Manager for Thorntons Recycling David oversees compliance for the collection fleet and on all waste licensed and waste permitted facilities owned and operated by the company.

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Gareth Hamilton

Finance Manager

Gareth joined the team in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in Finance & Accounting. Gareth is responsible for the finance functions within the business including payables, receivables, budgeting & reporting, along with the preparation of annual financial statements. Gareth is part of the management team driving the business forward through both organic and acquisitive growth.

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Claire Scahill

Human Resources Manager

Claire has been part of the Thorntons success story since the business moved to new offices in Parkwest. As HR Manager, Claire heads a team who dedicated to providing an inclusive and open workplace for employees, leading with integrity and consideration.

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Jagoda Moore

REL Transport Manager

With a Masters in Logistics and Management and over 10 years working for Thorntons, Jagoda is a hugely experienced and skilled Household and Commercial Transport Manager. Jagoda’s responsibilities include liaising with key operations to increase efficiencies, ensuring the logistics department complies with ISO 9002 requirements, budgeting, and staff management.

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Conor Sunderland

Training and Development Manager

Conor has the benefit of 25 years’ experience in Transport and Training to compliment his Business Administration: Logistics and Supply Chain degree. Conor joined Thorntons in 2003 as Transport Manager and in recent years has moved to role of Transport Trainer where he is responsible for the training function within the company.

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Eamon Flanagan

Local Authority / Quality Manager

Eamon joined Thorntons Recycling in 1994 as Administration Manager and in 2006 was given the role of Local Authority Manager. He successfully attained ISO9001 accreditation for the company across all sites in December 2006 and is still responsible for the maintenance of the standard. He has successfully completed the FETAC National Skills Certificate in Waste Management. He is a trained Internal Auditor and a First Aid Responder. He works closely with Local Authority clients to ensure excellence in the execution of the service is provided.

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Declan Brennan

Credit Control Manager

Declan joined the company in February 2002. Declan has overseen the Commercial Credit Control department for the last 15 years and he has seen our customer base grow significantly over that period. Declan has previous Credit Control experience with Gateway Computers and KTI Ericsson.

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Lorraine Spierin

Customer Care Manager

Lorraine is responsible for delivering excellent customer service, leading a team of over 30 agents. Having been with Thorntons since 2020, Lorraine has overseen customer growth from 3,000 to over 75,000 cared-for customers. With constant investment and advancements in technologies, Lorraine has led many improvements in the customers experience and is a member of the GDPR team.

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Declan Kennedy

Security Shredding Manager

With his experience dating back to 2009 in secure data destruction, as part of the Thorntons Management team, Declan knows and understands the market better than anyone. Declan networks with Ireland’s major facilities management businesses, who trust him to manage the disposal of their confidential materials in a compliant and comprehensive manner.

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Paul Hennessy

Business Development Manager

Paul has extensive experience in the waste and recycling industry. Having previously being Commercial director for AES, Paul moved to Thorntons Recycling in 2016 to take up the business development role. Paul has played an integral part in defining the business’ policies and facility developments.

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John Byrne

Sustainability Manager

John has recently re-joined Thorntons to promote the sustainability initiatives and goals of the business both internally and to clients. John has over 10 years’ experience in a range of marketing roles having attained post- graduate qualifications in Digital Marketing (DCU) and Marketing Management (UL).

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