Board of Governors

Current ASHRAE Ireland Board (2020-21)

Board Members

Committee Chairs

  • Tony O’Keeffe – Chapter Technology Transfer (CTT);
  • Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK) Electronic Communications;
  • Frank Caul, Sirus Group, Membership Promotion Chair;
  • Adam O’Donovan, Cork Institute of TechnologyStudent Activities Chair;
  • Conor Deane, SEHA Technical Services Ltd, Young Engineers ASHRAE (YEA) Chair;
  • Ken GoodmanGoogle, Grassroots/Advocacy Chair;
  • Daniel Coakley, MERCE-UK, Research Promotion Chair;
  • Donal Finn, Lecturer, UCD – Nominating Committee;
  • Seamus KerrIrish Refrigeration InstituteRefrigeration Committee Chair.

Members at Large

  • Hugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls
  • Jamie Field, Sirus Group
  • John Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
  • Mattia de Rosa, University College Dublin (UCD)
  • Michael Dawkins, RPS
  • Michael Geraghty, Entropic
  • Michele Cerretani, Sirius Group
  • Paul O’ Sullivan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
 

Board Member Bio’s

Michael Geraghty (President) has been managing director of Entropic Ltd. for 18 years and is a Building Services Engineer with a genuine interest in ecology. He has focused the company on providing safety, simplicity and quality in every aspect of ventilation for data centres, healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities.

Ken Goodman (Vice-President) is EMEA Mechanical Program Lead at Jacobs – Ken is a chartered engineer with over 25 years’ international experience as a building services engineer, utilities engineer, design manager, department manager, SME and project engineer. Experienced working both as the client’s SME and as part of EPCM teams. Extensive experience in successfully delivering projects to the data centre sector, biotech, pharmaceutical sector and industrial sector from feasibility through to final client handover up to a value of €1 billion.

A passion for consistently delivering engineering excellence with a focus on compliance, safety, customer satisfaction and value. Thrives in challenging environments with a proven track record in delivering results through effective problem solving, communication and collaboration.

 

Daniel Coakley (Secretary) is a Senior Research Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK). His main focus is on developing solutions for improving resource efficiency in the built environment, with particular emphasis on heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVACS), as well as indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Daniel combines a breadth of expertise from core engineering fundamentals to ICT, controls, simulation and data analysis, to help deliver novel solutions to complex technical challenges.

His work as a researcher includes: automated fault detection and diagnosis in commercial air-handling units; leveraging ICT for water and energy conservation; building information modelling (BIM) and energy simulation; industrial energy management systems (EnMS) and maturity models; and simulation-enhanced predictive control for buildings and HVAC systems. In his current role, Daniel provides detailed guidance for development of future sustainable energy systems for Europe, and the role of air-source heat-pumps (ASHP) and district heating and cooling (DHC) in grid decarbonisation.

 

Previous ASHRAE Ireland Board (2019-20)

  • Board Members: Michael Dawkins, RPS – President; Michael Geraghty, Entropic – Vice-President; Pat McEnroy, Tandem Project Management – Treasurer; Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK) – Secretary;
  • Committee Chairs: Frank Caul, Sirus Group, Past President & Membership Chair; Ken Goodman, Jacobs Engineering, Grassroots/Advocacy Chair; Conor Deane, NUI Galway, Young Engineers ASHRAE Chair; Martin O’Brien, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Student Activities Chair;
  • Student Branch Advisors: Dr. Donal Finn, UCD; Dr. Marcus Keane, NUIG; Dr. Paul O’Sullivan, CIT;
  • Members at Large: Jamie Field, Sirus Group; Hugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls; Paul O’ Sullivan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT); Mattia de Rosa, University College Dublin (UCD); Domnick Ward, Crystal Air

Previous ASHRAE Ireland Board (2018-19)

  • Board Members: Donal Finn, UCD – President; Michael Dawkins, RPS – Treasurer; Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK) – Secretary;
  • Committee Chairs: Frank Caul, Sirus Group, Past President & Membership Chair; Ken Goodman, Jacobs Engineering, Grassroots/Advocacy Chair; Georgia-Mai McGrath, PM Group, Young Engineers ASHRAE Chair; Adam O’ Donovan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Student Activities Chair;
  • Members at Large: Michele Cerretani, Sirius Group; Jamie Field, Sirus Group; John Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin (TCD); Pat McEnroy, TANDEM Project Management; Hugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls; Paul O’ Sullivan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT); Mattia de Rosa, University College Dublin (UCD); Domnick Ward, Crystal Air

Previous ASHRAE Ireland Board (2017-18)

  • Board Members: Donal Finn, UCD – President; Michael Dawkins, RPS – Treasurer; Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK) – Secretary;
  • Committee Chairs: Frank Caul, Sirus Group, Past President & Membership Chair; Ken Goodman, Jacobs Engineering, Grassroots/Advocacy Chair; Georgia-Mai McGrath, PM Group, Young Engineers ASHRAE Chair; Adam O’ Donovan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Student Activities Chair;
  • Members at Large: Michele Cerretani, Sirius Group; Jamie Field, Sirus Group; John Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin (TCD); Pat McEnroy, TANDEM Project ManagementHugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls; Paul O’ Sullivan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT); Mattia de Rosa, University College Dublin (UCD); Domnick Ward, Crystal Air

Previous ASHRAE Ireland Board (2016-17)

  • Board Members: Simeon Oxizidis, IERC – Vice-president; Donal Finn, UCD – Vice-President; Michael Dawkins, RPS – Treasurer; Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK) – Secretary;
  • Committee Chairs: Frank Caul, Sirus Group, Past President & Membership Chair; Ken Goodman, Jacobs Engineering, Grassroots/Advocacy Chair; Georgia-Mai McGrath, PM Group, Young Engineers ASHRAE Chair; Adam O’ Donovan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Student Activities Chair;
  • Members at Large: Michele Cerretani, Sirius Group; Pat McEnroy, TANDEM Project Management; Hugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls; Paul O’ Sullivan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT); Domnick Ward, Crystal Air

Previous ASHRAE Ireland Board (2015-16)

  • Board Members: Frank Caul, Sirus – President; Simeon Oxizidis, IERC – Vice-president; Michael Dawkins, RPS – Treasurer; Daniel Coakley, IES Ltd. – Secretary
  • Members at Large: Donal Finn, UCD ; Ken Goodman, ASHRAE Sub-Region B Chair; Hugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls ; Michele Cerretani, Sirus ; Tom Morgan, DPS Ltd.