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Team

CFE Group was founded in 1996 by Con Lynch and Pat Dennehy and is now a market leader in pelleting consumables in Ireland and UK. The business employs over 40 team members who are at the heart of the business delivering expertise and quality customer service to support the supply of products and services to clients.

Management Team

Con Lynch
CEO

A born entrepreneur Con is the co-owner and CEO of CFE Group. Con has a business degree from UCC, a Post Graduate Diploma from DCU and is a member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland.

Phone: +353 (0) 66 7142655

Pat Dennehy
Operations Director

Group Operations Director and Co-owner of CFE Group, Pat has spent 30 years working in the grain and feed industry and has a wealth of engineering experience across Ireland and the UK.

Phone: +353 (0) 66 7142655

Michael Walsh
Financial Controller

Michael joined CFE in 2020 having spent 3 years working as a Financial Accountant with forecourt retailers Applegreen gaining an array of commercial and accounting experience during this time. He has a degree in Law and Accounting from the University of Limerick and completed his chartered accountancy training with the audit department of Mazars, Dublin

Phone: +353 (0) 66 7142655

Curtis Ashcroft

Curtis Ashcroft
Business Development Manager

Curtis joined CFE as an Apprentice and has been with the company for 11 years.  He provides essential support to the Service Teams & Operations Department and has an excellent knowledge of the CFE’s Consumables and Services Support.

Phone: +44 (0) 1942 728188

Andy Gray
UK Sales Manager

Andy has worked for CFE for over 20 years and is the Sales Manager for the UK. He is qualified engineer in all types of refurbishing work.

Phone: +44 (0) 1942 728188
Mobile: +44 (0) 7917 198112

Hayley Langshaw
Operations Manager

Hayley is responsible for the management and control of CFE’s Die & Roll Refurbishing Service, the provision of Press Parts and Service Packs across the UK and Ireland. She has been with CFE Group for over 10 years having previously worked in manufacturing and global import/export of raw materials.

Phone: +44 (0) 1942 728188

Andrew Herbert
UK Engineering Manager

Andrew joined CFE in 2019 and has extensive engineering experience and knowledge.  He will be working across the UK and Ireland supporting pelleting mill clients.

Phone: +44 (0) 7961 288738

Caroline Martin MIATI
Accounts Team

Caroline is CFE Accounting Technician who has worked for the group for over 15 years reporting directly to CFE’s Chief Financial Officer managing the Finance Department.

Phone: +353 (0) 66 7142655

Deirdre O’Brien B.A. HDE.
Administration Manager

Administration Manager of CFE Deirdre has over 30 year experience in industry. She is responsible for the administrative function of company which she joined in 2015.

Pat Howard FCA
FA

Pat joined the group as Chief Financial Officer in 2019. With over 20 years’ experience in industry, he is now Financial Advisor for CFE Group.

Phone: +353 (0) 66 7142655

Nigel Hillyer
Process and Engineering Consultant

Nigel Hillyer joined CFE in 2020 as Process and Engineering Consultant. Nigel will bring a wealth of practice and knowhow to CFE Group and will be working closely with our experienced management and engineering teams across the UK and Irish markets.

Phone: +44 (0) 1942 728188

Carl Robinson
General Manager

Carl joined CFE over 20 years ago as an engineer focused on roller refurbishment where he has gained invaluable experience in this and developed a great understanding of how to maximise roller life, which has played a key role in CFE providing customers with roll assemblies refurbished to a high standard. More recently his focus has turned to management support and project’s as CFE continues to grow.

Operations Team

Joanne Truslove
Customer Relations Manager

Office Administration & Computer Applications qualified, Joanne joined the group in 2000. She works in the Sales and Accounts Receivable section of the Financial Department and has a vast range of experience.

Phone: +353 (0) 66 7142655

Eddie Barrett
Service Engineer

Eddie has worked in the engineering industry since 1999 and been with the CFE since 2013. He has extensive service experience and knowledge of pelleting mill equipment and systems.

Phone: +44 (0) 1942 728188

Conor Lynch
Operations Controller

Conor has joined the CFE over the summer periods in 2022 & 2023 for training and development. He has been involved in both engineering & operations roles during this period and has been great support during these periods.

Arron Thackray
Operations Coordinator

Arron joined CFE in 2019 as an operations controller focusing on stock control, service team support and procurement. In this time Arron has gained a wealth of knowledge in the CPM parts catalogue and possesses a high level of familiarity in CFE’s spare parts stock. His current focus continues to be in these areas as he provides dynamic support to all areas of CFE.

Yevehenii Serberbrennikov
UK Service Engineer

Yevehenii joined CFE this year having come over from Ukraine during 2022, where he had worked in the milling industry for many years. He is working hard developing his skills within CFE to further strengthen our engineering team.

Paul Maher
UK Service Engineer

Phil Taulty
UK Service Engineer

Phil Taulty is one of our experienced service engineers, having worked for CFE for over 5 years. He has great expertise in all different types & models of pelleting equipment. He is a dedicated member of the team and very well respected throughout the industry.

Luke Milner
UK Service Engineer

Jamie Hughes
Machine Operator

John Byrom
Machine Operator

Robin Calcutt
Machine Operator

Chris Webb
Machine operator

Henry Milner
Machine Operator

Gary Holt
Machine Operator

Chris Byrom
Machine Operator

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