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Bob Etchingham (CEO)

Bob Etchingham

Bob had a vision for the forecourt industry when he set up Petrogas in 1992. After many years working as an economist to the industry his decision to strike out on his own was prompted by a deep understanding of where the industry needed to go. With the creation of the Applegreen brand in 2005 this vision really began to take shape and the company has since gone from strength to strength, culminating in Applegreen being awarded the contract to operate Irelands first motorway services in collaboration with the NRA.
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Joe Barrett

Joe Barrett

Joe is very well known in the forecourt and convenience retail trade. Since setting up Petrogas with Bob Etchingham in 1992, he has been the face of the company, as well as its overall Operations Director. He has been instrumental in the creation and success of the Applegreen brand. Joe is a regular presenter at industry conferences and a member of numerous retail groups including CSNA and Retail Excellence. He has become a regular spokesman for the industry on many important issues.
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Michael O’ Loughlin

Michael O Loughlin

Michael O’ Loughlin joined the company in 1997. As Operations Manager he built up an extensive knowledge of forecourt retailing and operations in Ireland. He was appointed a Director of the Company in 2005. In 2007, Michael led the Petrogas expansion into the UK market as Managing Director Petrogas UK. His keen eye for trends and customer needs has made Petrogas UK a success story in the UK market.
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Damian Kennedy

Damian Kennedy

Damian Kennedy joined the group in August 2007. A qualified Chartered Accountant he first worked with KPMG before moving on to MasterFoods / Mars in 1992 as Finance and Systems Manager in Ireland. In 2003 he was appointed Head of Finance following a year working as a Project Manager in Mars UK. From 2005 to 2007 he fulfilled a number of roles including Finance Director for RTE Television and Project Director with G4S Ireland. He was appointed a Director of Applegreen in May 2008.
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