Our People

South East

TOM O’DWYER – REGIONAL MANAGER

Tom is the Regional Manager for Veon in the Southeast. He graduated from WIT in 2006 with a BSc Honours in Land management (Forestry). Upon graduating, he was involved in an extensive wood energy research programme funded by COFORD. He began as a sole trader in 2009, working nationwide on small scale timber harvesting and extraction, focusing on mainly broadleaf plantations. Tom joined Veon in 2011 and manages 10,000 acres of forestry in the Southeast. Veon recently opened an office at Enniscorthy Mart; Tom is available to meet clients and suppliers on mart days or by appointment on other days. He is responsible for the planning and scheduling of key operations including roading, Harvesting and Planting. Tom is supported by local forester Peter Stuart from Gorey.

T. 086 028 1053 | Blackstoops, Enniscorthy Mart, Enniscorthy. Co. Wexford | [email protected]

North West

Momme Reibisch

MOMME REIBISCH – REGIONAL MANAGER

Momme is Veon’s Regional Manager for the North-West. Momme studied Forest management in GMIT for three years and added an extra year of Environmental Science at Ulster University Coleraine. Momme spent several years working as a forestry contractor after finishing his studies. Momme started out with the company working as an operations forester and has recently taken up the role of Regional Manager. Momme is responsible for the management of Veon’s plantations in the region through planning and scheduling of roading and harvesting operations and generating wealth and income for our many varied clients. He is also responsible for building up Veon’s plantation establishment programme in the North West. Momme is a registered member of the Society of Irish Foresters. If you would like to speak with Momme about any matters regarding forestry or establishment in the North West give him a call.

086 043 3605| Veon Ltd. Gala Superstore, Church St., Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. [email protected]

West / Midlands

RONAN FINNEGAN – REGIONAL MANAGER

Ronan is Veon’s Regional Manager for the West/ Midlands. He holds a B.Sc in Forestry (Level 7) and a (level 8) honours degree in Land Management (For) from Waterford Institute of Technology. He is also an active member of the Society of Irish Foresters. Ronan will focus on meeting forest/land owners interested in afforestation, forest roads, harvesting and all related forest operations in the West/ Midlands region.

T. 086 130 3200 | Athenry Mart, Athenry, Co. Galway | [email protected]

South West

Chris Byrne

CHRIS BYRNE –  REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH WEST REGION

Chris has been appointed Regional Forester in the South West He holds a B.Agr.Sc in Forestry from Waterford IT (level 7) and is a Member of the Society of Irish Foresters.
Chris will focus upon meeting with farmers and landowners interested in afforestation following the launch of the new forestry programme. He will also oversee the harvesting of highly productive harvesting sites in the South West area.

T. 087 361 5024| Veon Ltd. Advance Factory, Crageens, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.| [email protected]

South West

DANIEL O’CONNELL –  REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH WEST REGION

Daniel has been appointed Regional Manager in the south west region. He holds a B.Agr in Forestry (Level 7) and a (level 8) honours degree in Land Management (For) from Waterford Institute of Technology.
He is also an active member of the Society of Irish Foresters.
Daniel will focus on meeting forest/land owners interested in afforestation, forest roads, harvesting and all related forest operations in the south west region.

T. 087 607 1539| Veon Ltd. Advance Factory, Crageens, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. | [email protected]

East

FERGUS MAHON

FERGUS MAHON – REGIONAL MANAGER

Fergus has been appointed Regional Manager for Veon in the North East.
He graduated from WIT in 2015 with a B.sc (Hons) Land management (Forestry). Prior to joining Veon, Fergus was involved in the maintenance of afforestation sites in the midlands. His experiences also include tendering, harvesting and contract management. He is also a technical member of the Society of Irish Foresters.
Contact Fergus to discuss planting and harvesting in the North East.

T. 086 411 0366 | Mountrath Mart, Rushin Road, Montrath, Co. Laois | | [email protected]