Meet the Team
HBA Distribution would be nothing without our incredible team. From our customer support team and warehouse soldiers, to our outside sales reps and the head honchos, we’re lucky to have a close-knit team that can offer you first-rate customer service across the board.
Dermot has mastered the art of getting into the office before anyone else, and is still there when they’ve all gone home. He has a passion for perfection and a strong belief that if something is worth doing then it’s worth doing right.
Kieran is a HBA veteran who has been by Dermot’s side for decades, since computers looked like boxes. With the reputation as the go-to guy, and a positive attitude, HBA’s answer to ‘The Gruffalo’ continues to play an instrumental role in driving HBA forward.
After almost a decade in Oz, Kerrie returned to Ireland to be close to family, and while she still harbours dreams of deep-sea diving, she is settling in back home. When she isn’t overseeing money matters in the family business, you’ll find her running around after her toddler.
Paddy has been involved in the company since he was a kid, and this Swiss Army Knife of a man can turn his hand to just about anything, but his specialist area is Pricing & Stock Control. When he’s not buried in Excel sheets, you’ll find him doing wheelies on his dirt-cross bike.
Driven by money and power, Deirdre is a woman of many talents. As one of our most computer-savvy millennials, she’s the one we turn to when it comes to dealing with I.T. problems or conjuring up a bit of graphic design magic.
While her head is stuck in a purchase ledger for most of the day, Nuala also taps into her background in psychology and social work to encourages better communication among our workforce, and also with our customers.
After a few quick years in the office, Tommy has become a bonafide parts specialist. As a passionate sportsman and gym rat, he brings a can-do attitude to HBA.
Despite having only joined the company in January, Arminas is already a key player, handling everything from delivery reports and stock control to overseeing return items. When he’s at home, he’s either with his kids or else he’s memorising numbers from the Sealey parts catalogue.
Bernie has had her ear burnt off her for almost 20 years, and yet she keeps coming back for more, citing the banter with customers as the best part of the job. After a hard day at the office, this HBA stalwart likes to relax at home by catching up on the latest episodes of Casualty.
When Aidan rolls in on a Monday morning, and jumps out of his Volkswagen Jetta, you can be sure he means business. Despite a questionable taste in music, this Kanye West fan shows true character by supporting Man Utd, even during their current stretch of misery.
After a sojourn to Australia, Carol returned to the HBA office. With coffee running through her veins, she has been bringing the fun for over five years, becoming a multitasking marvel with her eyes set on getting further than Theresa May ever did.
Frank is our dedicated Sealey sales representative, taking the Sealey tool van all over the country to help our customers learn more about Sealey tools, and also helping our customers sell more.
Our Aussie import was the national sales manager of a huge company down under. Since bringing his sales expertise to the Emerald Isle, Julian has been hitting the roads of Ireland every day, trying to conquer an unexpected language barrier to “help this family-run business battle against corporate giants.”
Brian has been with us for six years, helping HBA nurture valuable business relationships in the southern reaches of Cork, Limerick, and Tipperary.
Bringing the efficiency of a finely tuned watch to a busy workplace, Arunas harnesses the power of hot coffee and a positive mindset to make sure everything goes smoothly in the HBA warehouse. Outside of work, he’s an avid mountain biking fan.
Where you see a broken machine or a problem, Séamus sees an opportunity for creative genius. There isn’t much our in-house Da Vinci can’t fix, so you can be confident sending repairs to HBA.