Ahern Ireland has appointed Robert Hickey as branch manager of operations in Ireland following the opening of its new facility in Dublin earlier this year – see: Ahern Ireland opens.
In his new role he will work alongside David Roddy, who will continue to lead sales efforts in Ireland. He will be supported by the current team of three and be responsible for all day to day operations. Hickey joins the company after 12 years with Liebherr Ireland, where he was service supervisor having previously been a spare parts co-ordinator.
Hickey said: “I am really pleased to be joining Ahern Ireland at this early stage in the journey. The business, which launched in June, already benefits from a dedicated team, fantastic facility, and a strong level of support and investment from our owner, and I look forward to building upon these solid foundations, making Ahern Ireland the ‘go to’ provider of work at height equipment and technical services in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.”
Ahern Ireland managing director, Andrew Fishburn, added: “Robert has a strong background in the equipment industry, and fully understands the value of exceptional after sales support to ensure the growth and longevity of the business. Our existing team have done a phenomenal job in setting up and establishing Ahern Ireland, and with Robert’s leadership, I am confident we can move to the next level in customer service and support.”
Opened in June 2019, Ahern Ireland distributes Snorkel aerial work platforms and Ruthmann Bluelift spider lifts in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.