Mechanical and electrical associations welcome new presidents

by | Mar 15, 2024

Pictured above right to left are Top left: R-L Paul Hodson, Laminar Engineering, MEBSCA Vice President; Colm Burke, Mercury Engineering, ECA Immediate Past President; Eamon McGrattan, CJK, MEBSCA Immediate Past President; Paul Nicholls, Designer Group, MEBSCA President, M&ECA Vice Chair; Joanne Cluxton, Mercury Engineering, ECA Vice President and Sean Greally, Designer Group, ECA President, M&ECA Chair

Paul Nicholls from Designer Group has been elected MEBSCA President and M&ECA Vice Chair.

The former Vice President of MEBSCA takes over the role from Eamon McGrattan of CJK, who has stepped down as MEBSCA President and M&ECA Chair. Mark Hodson from Laminar Engineering has been elected as MEBSCA Vice President.

As is tradition, the M&ECA Chair alternates between the ECA and MEBSCA Presidents. As such, Sean Greally from Designer Group was elected M&ECA Chair and re-elected as ECA President.

MEBSCA Past President Eamon McGrattan handing over the chain of office to Paul Nicholls

Joanne Cluxton from Mercury Engineering was also re-elected to the position of ECA Vice President, which is of major significance as this is the first time a woman has held the position.

The new appointments were made at the Joint Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and Mechanical Engineering & Building Services Contractors Association (MEBSCA) AGM held in January in the CIF’s Construction House.

The AGM for the Mechanical and Electrical Contractors Association (M&ECA) was also held.

Sean Greally has been elected M&ECA Chair

Thank you Eamon

The M&ECA and MEBSCA have expressed gratitude to Eamon McGrattan for his dedication to both associations.

Eamon has been a strong voice for the Irish mechanical sector in Ireland and on a European level where he has held the position of President of GCP Europe, the European Mechanical Association, for two years.

He currently holds the position of Immediate Past President. Eamon remains highly involved in GCP Europe initiatives and works tirelessly on behalf of the Irish industry.

During his tenure, Eamon worked to ensure all members of MEBSCA and M&ECA had a voice and to encourage greater member engagement, which works to the strength of the associations.

Sean Greally, ECA President and M&ECA Chair with Joanne Cluxton, ECA Vice President

The M&ECA now looks forward to welcoming Sean Greally from Designer Group as Chair. Sean has been a long-standing member of the ECA and M&ECA. During the past year he has been heavily involved in the running of the associations.

Sean has long been an advocate for fair procurement and tendering practices for all sub-contractors. His knowledge and passion has been, and will continue to be, a great asset to mechanical and electrical contractors.

Following the formalities of both AGMs, M&ECA members were invited to attend the Annual M&ECA Dinner, which took place in FX Buckley Steakhouse in Dublin.

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