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Executive Council

The association is set up as a company limited by guarantee (CLG) and governed by the memorandum and articles of association. Each year at our AGM nominations are sought from our members to make up our Executive Council. Our Executive Council has a maximum of 20 members and is usually a mix of people who represent all the categories’ of our membership. The Executive council then elect a President and Vice president and a Management Committee. Management Committee is made up of the President, Vice President and three other members.

Our Team

The Executive Council is a vital part of the Association and everyone participates on a voluntary basis. There is an understanding that having a strong association is vital for the industry. The benefit of being on Council is that you will always be at the cutting edge of what is happening in the industry. Executive Council must meet a minimum of 9 times per year but usually meet on a monthly basis. These meetings are held at the FTMTA offices in Nass and at various locations nationwide to ensure that Executive Council members share the burden of travelling to these meetings equally. Meetings can be held remotely if public health concerns dictate but we prefer to hold them in person.

The President chairs these meetings and Executive Council members discuss issues that affect their sector of the industry. They feed information to the Executive Director and help form policy that will then be implemented by the Executive Director. The Executive Director will also update members on what the Association is dealing with at that moment. Issues covered include day to day issues with running the Association, legislative changes that may affect the industry, trade issues such as Brexit, import and export, human resource, legal issues and anything else that has arisen for our members.

Management committee deal with the day-to-day running of the association such as setting budgets and ensuring the financial stability of the organization. They meet on a regular basis and are in constant contact with the Executive Director. The President or Vice President would attend meetings and events where it was deemed necessary for the Association to be officially represented.

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Paddy Cantwell

Paddy Cantwell

Company: AGCO

Position: Area Sales Manager for Valtra for Ireland

Stephen Scrivener

Stephen Scrivener

Company: Farmhand LTD

Position: Sales and Marketing Director

Stephen is a member of the FTMTA management committee and a member of the executive council since 2016.

Catherine O Halloran

Catherine O Halloran

Company: Templetuohy Farm Machinery Ltd

Position: Group Admin & Finance Manager

Member of the executive council since 2021

Karol Duigenan

Karol Duigenan

Current Vice President of the FTMTA

Company: CLAAS Ireland

Position: Regional Sales Manager

Karol is a member of the FTMTA management committee.

Conor Breen

Conor Breen

Company: Breen’s Farm Machinery Ltd – Claas authorised dealers. Importer for Takeuchi diggers for the Republic of Ireland.

Position: Dealer principal

Diarmuid Claridge

Diarmuid Claridge

Current President of the FTMTA

Company: PÖTTINGER Ireland

Position: Managing Director

Diarmuid is a member of the FTMTA management committee

Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy

Company: Dromone Engineering Ltd

Position: Agricultural Product manager

Ronnie Colton

Ronnie Colton

Honorary Counsellor

Company: Colton Motors (Previously R.F.Colton)

Position: IT and Maintenance

Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

Company: Kubota UK Ltd

Position: Dealer Manager Ireland

Rob Hill

Rob Hill

Company: John Deere Ltd

Position: Harvesting Territory Sales Manager

Rob is a member of the FTMTA management committee.

Maurice Nunan

Maurice Nunan

Company:  Nunan Farm Machinery Ltd

Position: Managing Director

Based in Broadford Co. Limerick. Past President of the FTMTA 1999-2001.

Gary Daly

Gary Daly

Company: Farmec Ireland

Position: Sales Director

Garry is a past President of the Association.

Michael Farrelly

Michael Farrelly

Company: Farm Tractor & Machinery traders Association

Position: Executive Director

Rosarie Crowley

Rosarie Crowley

Company: Cork Farm Machinery – Massey Ferguson Dealership & Kuhn Center Ireland

Position: Managing Director

Rosarie is a member of the FTMTA management committee.

Leonard Hovenden

Leonard Hovenden

Company: Kverneland Group Ireland

Position: Product Manager

Simon Cross

Simon Cross

Company: Cross Engineering Ltd

Position: Managing Director

John Geary

John Geary

Company: Geary’s Garage Ltd

Position: Managing Director

Michael Devane

Michael Devane

Company:  D & S Machinery Ltd.

Position: Managing Director

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Unit 3, Road D, Tougher's Business Park, Newhall, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 RK52, Ireland.

Phone Number:

045-409309

Fax:

045-409308

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