Ken O'Grady
Ken O’Grady: Carbon Paint Division Manager

A graduate of University of Limerick in Industrial Chemistry, Ken has worked in the coatings industry since 1992. He has worked with Carbon Group since 1999 and has helped develop it into one of the premier coatings distribution businesses in Ireland.

He has a huge range of experience in powder coatings, application equipment, protective coatings, surface chemicals and wood finishes.

He completed an MBA at NUIG in 2014 and has helped move the brand forward by locating the coatings business to a state of the art centre in Dublin.

Ken continues to work in the field where his knowledge and experience is extremely important in leading the division forward.

Phone 086 8310356

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Tony Lawlor

Sales Account Manager (Paint & Equipment Division)

Tony has been part of the team at Carbon Group since 2012.

He takes responsibility for selling Carbon’s wide and extensive range of paint and equipment products to a multitude of industries.

Over the years, Tony has gained a wealth of knowledge in this field: “We, at Carbon Group, pride ourselves on our high quality products and we ensure that we give the best advice and customer service to every client”.

Phone: 087 7372306

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Paul McGuinness

Sales Account Manager (Northern Ireland Paint & Equipment Division)

Paul joins us with over twenty-one years of experience in the coatings industry, spanning various sectors such as Automotive OEM, Automotive Refinish, Industrial Coatings (LIC), Wood Finish and Decorative Coatings.

What’s more, he has additional expertise as a technical consultant in motorsport, collaborating with teams in Formula 1, British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and the British Superbike Championship.

Paul's journey through this diverse range of roles has allowed him to develop a unique skill set and a profound understanding of coatings technology and applications.

Phone: +447399050773

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Andrew Byrne

Sales Account Manager (Leinster Paint & Equipment Division)

Andrew Byrne, Sales Account Manager, (Leinster P&E Department) joined Carbon Group in 2022 with over 10 years’ experience in sales and management; he also has a professional background in retail and client consultations.

Andy’s recent successes are linked to building up strong relationships with customers, leading to business growth across the various companies he’s worked with.

Phone: 085 8758074

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Ronan Crowley

Gema Engineer (Paint & Equipment Division)

Carbon Group is delighted to welcome Ronan Crowley to Carbon Group as our new Gema Engineer.

Ronan has over twenty years’ experience as an electrician. He began his career in domestic installations and subsequently progressed to commercial and industrial projects.

His impressive CV includes a portfolio of work for high-profile multinational clients, including Facebook, Apple, Janssen and BASF.

Ronan is no stranger to Carbon Group, having worked on projects for the company over the past four years while working for Roclec Electrical.

Phone: 086 8118417

Barry Doyle, Manager, Carbon Paint Centre

Barry Doyle

Branch Manager


Barry has over 12 years’ experience across the Retail and Trade sectors in various management roles.

He has been a part of successful teams at some of Ireland's largest hardware brands.

Barry has used his knowledge and experience to help  transform under-performing departments into success stories with the main areas of concentration being decorating and showrooms.

Barry is passionate about customer service and ensuring customer satisfaction is always top of the agenda.

Phone: 01 9023555

Arek Jachna

Arek Jachna

Warehouse Operator


Arek has been a cornerstone of the Carbon paint team for over 10 years. Arek has extensive knowledge of our International Paint ranges and is responsible for the tinting of these along with all our other great brands. Arek ensures that orders are picked and sent in a timely manner to all our customers

Phone: 01 8829160

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John Mulcahy

Purchasing & Sales Executive

John Mulcahy joined the Carbon Paint Centre team in 2018. Starting off in our warehouse, John quickly became knowledgeable in relation to the many products that Carbon Paint Centre supplies and their applications.

This saw him helping out on our trade counter, dealing with the public before being appointed to his current role of Purchasing & Sales Executive.

John is now responsible for the control of key ranges, such as Interpon powder, Henkel, Cromadex and more.

John is also a key contact for many customers looking to place orders. John is available (see contact details below) to discuss any of Carbon's product ranges.

Phone: 01 8829160