Energy Team Personnel

Eugene Conlon – Manager Energy Team
Roger Léron Award 2019 Nominee

Founding member of The Energy Team with over ten years’ experience delivering education and skills training services and solutions to Irish Business on behalf of the Irish Business Employers’ Confederation (IBEC). Involved in community work for over thirty years, he brings his business and community knowledge together in building community competence and capacity. Eugene led the establishment of Dunleer as a Sustainable Energy Community, and the successful implementation of community retrofit programmes across County Louth. With a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Human Resource Management Degree, he is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London.

Elizabeth Kearney – Communities Retrofit Programme Lead

Elizabeth has a background in manufacturing and education where she developed her strength in communications. Her administrative experience in manufacturing was with a company who is a world leader in intelligent electric heating and renewable energy solutions. While there she also conducted company sponsored education programmes in the classroom. Elizabeth then continued in education assisting children with special needs.

A founding member of Dunleer Sustainable Energy Community, Elizabeth has successfully implemented the retrofit of 230 premises across County Louth. Her work has delivered sustainable energy solutions to residential, community and commercial premises. From the initial start-up of the scheme, Elizabeth’s communication skills in dealing with homeowners, installers and the SEAI has delivered on timelines and managed budgets to ensure successful implementations.

Patrick Mulroy – Projects Coordinator

Patrick returned to his hometown of Dunleer, Co. Louth in 2018 after living and working for 31 years in Ohio, U.S.A. His work experience in Ohio covered a variety of disciplines and his last position was Director of Global Telecommunications in the Contact Centre business. Patrick’s team was located across the U.S., U.K. and the Philippines. His team was responsible for the maintenance and upgrade of equipment to support a 24×7 business operation. Educated at the Dundalk Institute of Technology, Patrick’s workplace qualifications include Training Management from the Irish Management Institute.

Emmet Hughes – BEC Administrator

Emmet is a recent graduate from Dundalk Institute of Technology with a level 7 in Sport Exercise and Enterprise and a level 8 in Business Studies. His experience includes administrative and coordination roles alongside other roles such as sports coaching and training. His keen interest to create an eco-friendly Ireland brought him to the Energy Team. Emmet has also represented Louth Minors, Dundalk Football Club and Warrenpoint Town at senior level in his sporting career.

Fergus McCann – Technical Advisor Energy Team

Fergus brings his Engineering and Project Management qualifications plus a vast background of experience of domestic, community and commercial retrofits to the Energy Team. Working with homeowners, Fergus finds the best and most suitable solution to for each home. His experience in, and passion for, the field of sustainable energy inspired the people of his hometown to establish the Dunleer Sustainable Energy Community of which he is a founding member.

Fergus’s qualifications include a National Craft Certificate in Toolmaking, City & Guilds Certificate in Mechanical Engineering, Certificate in Digital Electronics, Certificate in Six Sigma & Design of Experiments, and is a Qualified BER Assessor and Renewables Installer.

Gerry Reaburn – Energy and Renewables Specialist

Another founding member of the Energy Team, Gerry is an Independent Renewable Energy professional who specialises in Rural Community Development. He works as a trainer, lecturer, researcher and teacher, mainly from the Centre for Energy and Renewables at Dundalk institute of Technology (CREDIT). His main areas of work are in sustainable energy solutions for individuals, homes, farms, businesses and communities. He has worked extensively in these areas for over a decade and has been heavily involved with projects for state agencies, local authorities and local development companies. Projects undertaken include those under INTERREG, PEACE, LEADER, Horizon 2020 and REDZ.
Gerry holds a Masters and Post Graduate Diploma in Renewable Energy Systems, a Higher Degree in Product Design Engineering and Diplomas in Rural Development and Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a FETAC Level 6 qualification in Energy Crop Management.