Commencing his business resume with Trans Aer in 1993, Niall Cunningham has 20 years experience in the Aviation Section, moving onto Shannon Aircraft Refinishing in 1997 as Managing Director. Niall maintained his role during the acquisition of SAR by Lufthansa Technik in 1999.
In 2009 Niall Cunningham led a management buyout of Lufthansa Technik Painting Shannon expanding the Company through the establishment of a base at Dublin Airport increasing the Companies capacity by 150% and further expansion followed through the acquisition of two new purpose built Hangars in Ostrava, Czech Republic adding a further 100% capacity to the original Company.
In tandem with this expansion additional Services and Products were offered through the establishment of a sister Company, Eirtech Aviation Services that offer Design Engineering Capabilities and Approvals, Production Organisation Approvals, CAMO Services and Technical Asset Management.
Chief Operations Officer
Peter commenced his aviation career in 1991 when he joined Shannon Aerospace. The subsequent 9 years saw Peter build on his experience in senior positions, both in Shannon Aerospace and later Shannon Aircraft Refinishing, before he joined Lufthansa Technik Painting in Shannon as Operations Manager in 1999.
Peter was an integral part of the management buy out and the formation of IAC alongside Niall Cunningham, he held the position of Operations Director from November 2009 to December 2013 becoming Chief Operations Officer in January 2014.
Drawing on his extensive experience in refinishing and complimentary services, Peter is responsible for operational projects and events across all facilities. Peter travels extensively to meet the strategic demands of our expanding customer base
Group Resource Director
Ben joined IAC at the inception in late 2009. His background is in Finance and dates back 25 years with the majority of that experience firmly rooted in the aviation industry. He is a qualified CPA Accountant and holds a Degree in Business from the University of Limerick, he is currently completing a Masters in Quality Science & Lean Systems. Ben brings his wealth of expertise from Shannon Aerospace, Ulster Bank and the Saudi International Bank to the IAC portfolio.
Ben started his aviation career in Shannon Aerospace where he was promoted through the ranks of the Finance department to eventually becoming the Finance Manager, during his time in there he spearheaded their very successful Lean programme across the facility which has since permeated throughout the Lufthansa Technik group.
Ben is taking this knowledge to IAC as well as his expertise in creating systems and processes that are now standard across our company.
Position: Global Chief Financial Officer
Martin has +20 years of experience providing finance support to multinational companies across a number of industries.
His wealth of finance experience ranges across operations support, back office accounting & auditing, financial services, after sales support & project management.
Martin has been part of the IAC Leadership Team since 2015, acting as Chief Financial Officer for the European & Asian regions.
He has since expanded his role, becoming the Global Chief Financial Officer for IAC, along with continuing to act as Chief Financial Officer for a sister company Eirtech Aviation Services.
Martin holds a Masters Degree in European & International Accounting and Auditing from University College Cork and is a member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) of Ireland.
SVP Operations in North America
Tom Eller joins IAC with over 20 years’ experience in the aerospace industry. Tom has assumed all operational responsibilities for IAC which includes 8 North America facilities.
Tom’s working career includes executive leaderships in companies such as Zodiac Aerospace, Honeywell International, and B/E Aerospace. Tom has a proven track record in Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt methodologies and holds a MBA in Business Administration as well as a B.S. in Industrial Technology.
As one of the Company’s first and longest-serving employees, Dave has been instrumental in transforming LE into the global partner of choice for today’s top airlines. During his 22 years with the company, Dave has developed relationships with virtually every major airline.
With a focus on delivering exceptional value while meeting even the most aggressive client deliverables, Dave has helped lead the company to record annual sales and profits.
Dave is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach.
Sales Manager, North America
Alicia joined the IAC team in 2012, originally serving as the Marketing Coordinator before moving into the Sales Team under the leadership of Dave Patterson. Prior to IAC, Alicia drove strategic campaigns in the direct marketing industry. Alicia spearheads the customer support, RFP management, and sales initiatives in the USA for IAC. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing and Management from Chapman University.
SVP Aircraft Refinishing (EMA)
Steve has a wealth of experience in the Aerospace Industry and has over twenty five years knowledge of the coatings and refinishes market. In his early career he worked in a technical capacity and then moved across to concentrate on a sales/operational role. He has vast experience with paint manufacturers and extensive product awareness.
Steve has worked with the majority of the main carriers in the airline industry alongside some of the top names in the motor sport industry. Since taking on his current role at IAC, Steve has further expanded his understanding of our customer requirements as we continue to expand our business and the facilities/services we are able to offer.
Sale Manager for Aircraft Finishing Services
Patrick joined Eirtech Aviation in 2012 as Sales Manager for Aircraft Refinishing Services. As a marketing and sales professional Patrick has over 10 years’ experience in Marketing, Project Management and also Information Technology as this was his initial area of study. Patrick has a strong marketing and strategic background having lectured and held prominent roles in this area in the past.
In 2016, Patrick was promoted to VP Sales where his core areas of responsibilities are Aircraft Refinishing, Aircraft Interior Refurbishment and Aircraft Graphics. Patrick is based in our Shannon Headquarters
Global Supply Chain Director
Olivia joined the IAC team on 16th January 2017 to support the global operations of the business and assist in leading the long term strategic progression and expansion of the group play – an integral part in the compilation, integration and consolidation of IAC. Olivia’s aim is to drive collaborative cross-functional instructions with local and global colleagues, and to build strong relationships with our suppliers to enable the best solution for our customers.
An accomplished senior manager with extensive experience in the design, implementation and management of facilities, logistics and supply chain organisations within the oil & gas, electronic and aerospace sectors, Olivia is an exceptional people manager with a proven track record in mentoring and leading global teams to achieve outstanding commercial results.
Olivia is dedicated to leading the development implementation strategies for high value sourcing initiatives globally. Ensuring IAC streamline, strengthen and deliver best sustainable global supply chain results to support our business growth strategy.
Since joining IAC, Olivia has been responsible for the annual budget, developing and implementing high value sourcing strategies and initiatives, building sustainable, reliable supply chains to match our business growth strategy, driving collaborative cross-functional interactions with local and global colleagues and ensuring adherence and compliance with all global supply chain policies and processes to name a few.