Giving old plastic

a new future


Patrick Alley, Founder and Chairman

A business graduate and accountant, Patrick spent the first half of his career with Avonmore Farmers Co-operative (now Glanbia plc). Patrick was their first Group Internal Auditor and progressed to become Chief Accountant. He then became General manager of the Fresh Products Division and joined the Executive Board in 1986. The organisation went public in 1988.

Patrick’s entrepreneurial career began when establishing Advanced Environmental Solutions (AES) in 2000. The business he founded was eventually sold to Bord na Mona for ~€64m in 2007. Patrick continued his interest in the waste management business through a number of key assignments in Ireland, the UK and USA post the sale of AES. In 2014 he founded and established Trifol Resources Limited.

Patrick Alley

Joe Rousmaniere, Sales and Marketing Director

Joe has more than 30 years experience in the international trade and marketing of lubricant base oils and waxes. His specialty has been to establish new global markets for innovative petroleum products.

A US citizen, now resident in New York City, Rousmaniere (RoomAnEar) is keen to break new ground with sustainable wax making technology as conventional wax supply channels are increasingly diminished in a carbon conscious world.

Eugene Norton

Daya Kanyamarala, Technology & Production Manager

Daya is a highly accomplished Electronics and Electrical Engineer who brings with him over 25 years of experience in large scale industrial and multinational companies including Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Indian Tobacco Company and Indian Railways. He graduated in Electronic Engineering and specialised in industrial instrumentation.

Daya is a specialist in Programmable Logic Controllers such as Siemens, GE Fanuc and Allen Bradley and is very experienced in Process Control Instrumentation. He has worked on the Installation and commissioning of the Cynar plastic to diesel plant in Portlaoise and joined Trifol in 2019.

Patrick Alley

Thomas Cooke, Non Executive Director

Tom specializes in providing corporate development advice and financial support to companies both nationally and internationally in respect of their strategic and financial requirements. His client base primarily operates in the environmental, cleantech, waste management and IT sectors.

Tom began his career with Coopers & Lybrand (PWC) and The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) prior to forming in 1983 BCDM, a Dublin based firm of Chartered Accountants and Management Consultants that subsequently merged with Binder Hamlyn & Co in 1989. He graduated in Economics and Business Studies from Trinity College, Dublin

Dr. John Ryan, Non Executive Director

John is a highly experienced company director and Chairman who has served on a number of private and NFP boards. His main area of focus is helping business owners and boards realise their commercial ambitions. He commenced his career in the recycling business then establishing an environmental consultancy business and thence an ISO certification business. He recently sold that business to private equity.  

As an expert, author and advisor in the area of sustainability, John has worked in multiple territories including USA, Middle East & ASEAN for public, governmental and private businesses. He has been an appointed expert to various international bodies working in the area of sustainable development. His experience is across multiple industry verticals with specific expertise in manufacturing, business consulting, recycling and renewables.  

Dr. Ryan is a graduate of University College Galway & University College Dublin and holds professional qualifications from the Institute of Directors, Associate of Energy Engineers and the Corporate Governance Association.

Eugene Norton

Professor Kevin McDonnell, Non Executive Director

Professor McDonnell is Programme Director for the School of Agriculture and Food Science and the School of Biosystems & Food Engineering at University City Dublin, Ireland. Professor McDonnell's specialist interdisciplinary area of Agricultural Systems addresses the sustainable use of bio-resources with a global perspective, including agri-based bio-energy systems and the agri-food based bio-economy.

In the last 5 years, Professor McDonnell has collaborated as Co-PI on competitively secured national and European research projects worth in excess of €56m, and is the co-ordinator on the LIFE EU H2020 project worth €5.5m. Professor McDonnell has published over 150 peer reviewed papers. He has worked with a global focus and through ConsultUCD linked with multiple companies and start-ups. Prior to joining UCD Professor McDonnell was an Inspector (Waste licensing & Enforcement) with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Nicholas Mulhall

Advisory team

Trifol have appointed the following select professionals to support the board and the executive team:

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