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.

It is exciting to see the business that I set up in 2014 progress and grow with the great team that has been established. We look forward to expanding the business at pace, creating a green tech high tech business with a global outreach

Patrick Alley

Dave Skelton, CEO

Dave has a long and successful track record of managing complex production facilities in the pharma, life science and food sectors. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise having previously worked for Cadbury Plc, Du Pont and most recently with Merc Millipore as a director of Bio Science Operations . Dave, in addition to completing commissioning and overseeing Phase1 production, will also be responsible for the expansion of the present plant from 10 tonne per day plant to 40 tonne per day by the end of next year 2020.

Nicholas Mulhall, General Manager

Nicholas has over 40 years’ management experience in the manufacturing sector. He has overseen the commissioning of multiple manufacturing facilities and has a keen interest in both energy and labour management. He holds an MBA from University College Dublin and believes in getting things done through people and developing relationships in the local community.

I joined the Trifol project out of a love of the environment. I saw it as an opportunity to use my experience to help solve the global plastic crisis at a local level.

Nicholas Mulhall

Eugene Norton, Financial Controller

Eugene is a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. In his early career he held various senior positions with Glanbia plc over a period of 12 years and was instrumental in setting up the Treasury Department in Glanbia plc following its public listing. Eugene then moved to the USA where he was CFO and No.2 to the CEO of Glanbia’s Food Ingredient business, its largest overseas business at that time. When he returned to Ireland he was Finance Director of Glanbia’ Consumer Foods business.

Prior to joining Trifol, Eugene ran his own Financial Consultancy business working with business owners and CEO’s in a wide range of industries including Engineering, Manufacturing, Retail and Not for Profit.

“Trifol is an exciting opportunity for me, to join an expert team with a depth of experience and help them drive the commercial success of a business that is leading the way in new technology and making a real difference”

Eugene Norton

Advisory team

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

This is your chance to invest or partner with us – and join the Trifol mission to give old plastic a new future.