One of Ireland’s leading timber processors ECC Timber has appointed former Finance Minister and EU commissioner Charlie McCreevy to its board as a non-executive director.
Mr McCreevy’s appointment marks the companies 25th year in business and is the first major appointment since the ownership of the company became 100% owned by the Fahy family in summer 2016 with the purchase of Aurivo coop’s shareholding in the business.
Founded in 1992 by PJ Fahy, the company supplies timber products to the construction, fencing and packaging timber markets in Ireland and the UK.
ECC has grown to become one of the country’s leading processors of round log servicing the increasing Irish construction market; becoming Coillte’s largest customer and the largest exporter of sawn timber products from Ireland from its base in Corrnamona.
“We are extremely proud and feel very privileged to have a former Minister for Finance join our board; Mr McCreevy’s vast knowledge and experience from the worlds of politics, business and finance will be very beneficial as we continue to grow the business,” said PJ Fahy.
The company is currently in the second year of a five year capital investment programme to further strengthen its service to the recovering Irish market and consolidate sales in the UK – safeguarding its future after Brexit.