Kirkby Tyres expands Ireland operations with OE development manager

Speke-based tyre wholesaler Kirkby Tyres has expanded its operations in Ireland with the appointment of new original equipment business development manager (Ireland). Sean Dougan joins the company following 20 years at Philip White Tyres, giving him “a wealth of experience in the industry,” Kirkby stated.

Dougan has been appointed specifically to help the distributor with its OE market penetration in both Northern and the Republic of Ireland, Kirkby told Tyres & Accessories. This focus on OE, paired with built up units, free next day delivery and collections from Kirkby’s Dublin depot, signals the company’s “future intention for Ireland.”

“As part of Kirkby’s expansion programme in Ireland, Kirkby’s OE department is pleased to welcome Sean Dougan,” Kirkby stated. “Sean has over 30 years’ experience in the tyre industry and is a welcome addition to the team. Sean’s focus will be on managing the Alliance brand for Irish original equipment manufacturers.”

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