ENTREPRENEUR
PROFILE

Jimmy McGee

Athlone Extrusions

The core business of Athlone Extrusions is the manufacture of extruded sheets and film in Polystyrene, ABS and PMMA/ABS at its manufacturing facility in Athlone town, Co. Westmeath. The Company’s extruded sheet and film in each of these three materials comes in a range of product solutions.

Jimmy McGee has over 44 years’ experience in the plastics industry having joined the Group in 1972. He was a member of the team which purchased the assets of Athlone Manufacturing Limited from the receiver in 1983 and was a key participant in the management buyout in 1990. Jimmy was appointed a Director in 1988. Prior to becoming Chief Executive in 1991, he headed operations with responsibility for purchasing and all aspects of production. He has retained responsibility for the purchasing of raw materials. He has built up an extensive knowledge of the polymer market and his ability to successfully manage the purchase of raw materials has been an important factor in the Group’s trading performance.

Jimmy led the company to flotation in 1998 on the London and Dublin Stock Exchanges. He led the management buy back of the Company in July 2004. He has held numerous non-executive directorships and roles with IBEC, Enterprise Ireland, Irish Exporters Association and other state bodies.

Year: 2016
Category: International
Sector: Manufacturing