Meeting Team Tecron: James Concannon, Finance Manager

Pat and James meet youth players of the Co. Clare GAA team.

At Tecron, we believe our team is our greatest asset, and today, we’re excited to introduce you to a key member of our family: James Concannon, our esteemed Finance Manager. With over 25 years of experience in financial control, James brings a wealth of knowledge, dedication, and a unique perspective to our team.

Let’s dive into his world, both professional and personal, to understand what makes him an integral part of the Tecron family.

Professional Insights

A Day in the Life at Tecron

James starts his day by checking the schedule, planning, and prioritising tasks. His role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, from managing daily and monthly financial tasks to liaising with the Sales and Purchasing Managers. 

He ensures the smooth operation of banking and all other financial aspects of the company. Regular meetings with one of the directors to discuss business and future plans are a staple in his routine. “I generally meet with one of the Directors at Tecron to discuss the business and company future plans,” says James.

What Makes the Role Exciting?

For James, the variety each day brings is what he loves most about his role. Despite his extensive experience, he finds himself continually learning and growing, which keeps his job both challenging and rewarding.

“Every day is varied,” he explains. “I’ve worked as a Financial Controller for over 25 years, and I’m still learning!”

Why Work at Tecron?

James values Tecron for its progressive nature and the dynamic interaction with colleagues. He appreciates the company’s commitment to maintaining a healthy work-life balance, which resonates deeply with his personal values.

Behind the Professional: Life Outside Work

A sports enthusiast through and through, James enjoys playing indoor soccer and keeping fit. He’s a dedicated supporter of West Ham and Galway GAA and is deeply involved with his local Claregalway GAA Club. Notably, he manages the U17 Boy’s Football Team.  James was manager when Claregalway claimed an impressive victory in the 2022  All-Ireland Feile ‘A’ Competition.  The team was proudly sponsored by Tecron.

However, that’s not all there is to say about James. Here’s a bit of a Q&A with the man himself:

If you could live anywhere, where would it be? 

Honestly wouldn’t live anywhere else other than Galway.  During the summer, I’d consider Lumbarda Village on Korcula island. Croatia is brilliant to visit!

What is your dream job?

To manage the Galway Senior Football Team.

What skill would you most like to learn?

How to answer ‘meet the team’ questions!

What is your favourite quote?

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.”

What is your favourite song to turn up full blast on a long drive?

‘Debaser’ by Pixies.

You can only have one meal for the rest of your life, what is it?

Grilled salmon!

You can invite one famous person, living or dead, to your dinner party. Who would you invite and why?

Muhammad Ali. He lived his life, became the best he could be and would be entertaining!

If you won the lottery today, what would be the first thing you would buy?

A new Land Rover Defender.

You’re marooned on a desert island. What one item would you bring to keep yourself entertained?

A sail boat.  

Looking to Elevate Your Career? Let’s Talk!

Interested in joining a team where your passions and career can thrive side by side? Check out our career opportunities and become a part of our growing family. Visit Tecron Careers to learn more.

Behind the Scenes at Tecron: Meet John O’Malley, Our Operations Manager

ohn O'Malley, Operations Manager at Tecron, smiling in the office

At Tecron, we believe that the strength of our brand isn’t just in the quality of our products, but also in the talent and dedication of our team. We pride ourselves on fostering a culture where every individual is valued, and their unique skills and perspectives contribute to our collective success. Today, we’re excited to give you a behind-the-scenes look at one of the key figures in our team: John O’Malley, our Operations Manager.

Introducing John O’Malley

John has been an integral part of the Tecron family, ensuring that our operations run smoothly and efficiently. With a role that spans across various departments and interfaces with our valued customers, John embodies the spirit of collaboration and professionalism that Tecron stands for. He’s some guy for one guy!

A Day in the Life

When asked about what a typical day looks like for him at Tecron, John says, “No two days are the same for me. My role involves working with every department of the business and our customers. I very much enjoy the interactions and seeing tasks completed in a professional and timely manner.”

The Joy of Diversity

For John, the best part about his role is its multifaceted nature. “It’s diversity,” he shares. “My role is much like a jigsaw; there are many components to blend together, and there is a great sense of satisfaction once the final piece is added.”

Tell Us, John: Why Tecron?

For those considering a career at Tecron, John has a simple message: “Tecron is a growing and dynamic company with a great atmosphere. We have a friendly and energetic team, and there is always someone on hand to lend assurance on technical matters when required.”

Getting Personal with John

Outside of his professional life, John has a range of interests that keep him busy:

-Hobbies: “Cooking, Fishing, Kayaking, Soccer. I enjoy keeping up to date on current affairs and spending quality time with family and friends.”

-Dream Living Location: “I like the idea of living in a warmer country, but in reality, I love living in Ireland. I’d possibly move back over the border to Mayo, though I think my better half has other ideas.”

-Dream Job: “Cartoon Voice Actor.”

-Skill Aspiration: “I’d love to learn how to play the Banjo.”

-Favourite Quote: “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

-Go-to Song: “Bruce Springsteen – Mary’s Place.”

-Ultimate Meal: “Homemade chicken & mushroom vol au vent, homemade fries, and salad.”

-Dream Dinner Guest: “Roy Keane, for his one-liners!”

-First Purchase if He Won the Lottery: “Land Rover Discovery.”

-Desert Island Entertainment: “Fishing rod – practical and fun!”

Thanks to John for joining us on this behind-the-scenes journey. Stay tuned for more insights and stories from the team at Tecron!

Join Our Team

John’s journey at Tecron is a testament to the opportunities and growth that await those who join our team. If you’re inspired by John’s story and are looking for a dynamic, collaborative, and rewarding work environment, we invite you to explore career opportunities at Tecron. Together, we can build a brighter, more sustainable future in the world of construction.

Meet Team Tecron: Our Warehouse Supervisor

Behind the Scenes: The Powerhouse in Our Warehouse!

Tecron’s Warehouse Supervisor Dylan Gough has been a Tecron colleague for just under two years but has celebrated being promoted twice during that time.

An attention-to-detail specialist whose energy and sharp eye means customer orders happen right and happen fast, Dylan reveals his work ethos and even his dream job for our behind the scenes blog series.

Read on to find out how Dylan’s role plays a central part in making sure construction professionals get the products they need, where they need them, every time.

Introducing Dylan

  • Favourite thing about his role? “I can plan my day, meaning plenty of control”
  • Why did you choose to work at Tecron? “I feel valued by Tecron because of the opportunities and recognition I’ve been given. I started with a production job and put in a lot of effort so I was put in charge of production. I’ve been moved again to be in charge of the warehouse now”
  • Work ethos? “I like to be organised and I’m known as someone who’ll do something right and always check it over. This is important as any mistakes in orders would cause costly delays to customers on site”
  • Dream job? “To have my own business”

Dylan also set out his typical day at work:

  • Looking after customer orders, especially since customers may be waiting at 8am when Tecron opens
  • Making sure deliveries are ready to go
  • Picking orders
  • Arranging collection orders
  • Unloading and checking goods arriving
  • Restocking the trade counter
  • Cleaning the yard at the end of each day
  • Puts all orders together so delivery trucks can be loaded

Dylan, like the entire Tecron team, is proud to help construction professionals in Ireland with the right roofing and construction supplies for their project. For advice simply contact us  on sales@tecron.ie or call us on 0818 75 75 75. We’ll be glad to help.

Why Tecron?

Our business is growing fast because every Tecron customer receives our renowned, specialist service and support with each order…

  • No ‘call centres’: Expert, direct help from a knowledgeable team, always.
  • Superb products: Hand-picked, proven products we trust to perform, if we don’t recommend a product we won’t sell it.
  • Reliable supply chain: Large quantities of locally held products ready for dispatch almost immediately.
  • Delivery your way: Tell us where and when you need your order. We’ll deliver the supplies you need, wherever they’re needed.

Simply tell us about your next project sales@tecron.ie or call us on 0818 75 75 75 for help to make your next roofing or construction project the efficient, high-quality finished product you demand from every job

Meet Team Tecron: Our Internal Sales Wizz

Behind the Scenes: Why Our Internal Sales Wizz Joined Tecron

Because some of our customers speak to us via phone and email rather than in person, a few of our colleagues have been volunteered to take us behind the scenes of their work life with Team Tecron!

First up, our Darren Little tells us about his role as Internal Sales Executive.

Read on to discover what Darren loves about his work, his choice of dream job and why he chose to join Tecron!

Introducing Darren

Darren revealed a few things about the ‘why’ of his valued work as part of the Tecron team:

  • Favourite thing about his role? “Every day is different and I love dealing with so many different people”
  • Why work at Tecron? “Joining a forward-thinking, family-run business has been a real buzz and I’m excited about what they’re trying to do. It’s all about making the staff happy, work/life balance and having a close-knit team plus most of all the craic is mighty!”
  • Work ethos? “Get it done today, not tomorrow”
  • Favourite quote? “Employees come first, if you take care of employees they’ll take care of the clients”
  • Dream job? “Sports journalist”

However, customers who deal with Darren might only see part of his job. He explained that his typical day, covering all of the Republic of Ireland, involves a large range of tasks related to making sure clients receive the products they need…and fast:

  • Lots of emails
  • Liaising with the sales reps to discuss orders
  • Dealing with tech drawings, sending them out to in-house production team
  • Dealing with customers face to face, answering customer phone calls and emails
  • Building up contacts
  • Speaking to contractors and the QS on site, linking in with sales reps
  • Organising deliveries, liaising with transport companies or working with own delivery staff
  • Acting as the potential customer’s point of contact, liaising with their professionals, linking in with sales reps and production team and organising deliveries

Darren, like the entire Tecron team, is proud to help construction professionals in Ireland with the right roofing and construction supplies for their project. For advice simply contact us  on sales@tecron.ie or call us on 0818 75 75 75. We’ll be glad to help.

Why Tecron?

Our business is growing fast because every Tecron customer receives our renowned, specialist service and support with each order…

  • No ‘call centres’: Expert, direct help from a knowledgeable team, always.
  • Superb products: Hand-picked, proven products we trust to perform, if we don’t recommend a product we won’t sell it.
  • Reliable supply chain: Large quantities of locally held products ready for dispatch almost immediately.
  • Delivery your way: Tell us where and when you need your order. We’ll deliver the supplies you need, wherever they’re needed.

Simply tell us about your next project sales@tecron.ie or call us on 0818 75 75 75 for help to make your next roofing or construction project the efficient, high-quality finished product you demand from every job