The Jans Group is committed to operational excellence. We approach everything through an innovation centric lens. This begins and ends with business leaders who are at the core of our business and key to its success.
CEO The Jans Group
Ronan is a Chemical Engineer with over 28 years of experience in the manufacturing industry.
Using the experience gained during his career in senior management Ronan has overseen the strategic growth and diversification of the Jan’s Group of companies. He is responsible for the ongoing strategic direction and governance of the Group.
Chief Commercial Officer
Edel is a natural entrepreneur, having successfully led and created a number of multimillion-pound companies over the last two decades. Edel sits on the SME Council of the Confederation of Business Industry (CBI), has previously sat on the Council of NI Chamber of Commerce and is a key figure in Women in Business.
Head of Finance
Samantha Thompson is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and holds an MSc in Professional Accountancy. She brings a range of experience, with previous roles in industries including manufacturing, FMCG, telecoms and finance consulting. Samantha’s skillset specialises in effective leadership, financial best practice and commercial finance business partnering. She is responsible for the management of the finance function across all the entities in the Jans Group.
Managing Director ETRUX
Gerard brings considerable automotive experience to ETRUX. He has a wealth of knowledge in the conversion of commercial vehicles and has an extensive network in the automotive industry. Gerard previously spent 10+ years in the Donnelly Group of motors in its TBC division. Gerard is responsible for the growth of ETRUX including spearheading a ground-breaking model called EVolve which offers a 360° solution for public authorities and vehicle operators to transition fleets from diesel to electric vehicles as part of the NI Economy’s new Energy Strategy
Managing Director Jans Lifestyle
Neil has a wealth of knowledge of the UK and European Motorhome/Campervan rental and sales market having worked for nine years in the hospitality and leisure industry for a leading Leisure Vehicle Hire Group. His experience spanned across all three companies within that Group, starting with a Regional Management role in the Hire business before being strategically appointed to grow the VW campervan conversion business as General Manager. In 2016 he was appointed National Sales Manager for the Group where he was responsible for the sales expansion and strategy of both new and used vehicles in keeping with company objectives.
Managing Director Jans Offsite Solutions
With over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and operations management within the engineering and construction industries, Gary McAreavey has been appointed Managing Director of Jans Offsite Solutions.
Throughout his career, Gary has held a number of senior positions in many different sectors including aerospace, medical and plastics recycling and extrusion. Gary was also self-employed for approximately eight years, where he was engaged in several engineering, fabrication and construction projects within a wide range of industries.
In his new role, Gary will use his skills in new product introduction, setting up and redesigning production cells, lean manufacturing techniques, new technology introduction and creating and leading teams to drive Jans Offsite Solutions forward.