IPL is a leading sustainable packaging solutions provider
IPL is a leading sustainable packaging solutions provider with a strong growth record. We manufacture specialty packaging products used in the food, consumer, agricultural, logistics and environmental end-markets.
We have more than 5,300 customers including many of the world’s leading corporations. The United States, United Kingdom and Canada are our three largest geographical markets.
Our operations are comprised of a network of 14 manufacturing facilities, 7 corporate and sales offices, and 4 Centres for Innovation and Excellence, located in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, China and Mexico.
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Our Business is organised into three segments: Consumer Packaging Solutions (“CPS”), Large Format Packaging and Environmental Solutions (“LF&E”), and Returnable Packaging Solutions (“RPS”). We manufacture our products at 14 facilities located in Canada, the U.S., Ireland, the U.K., and China, and operates four Centres for Innovation and Excellence.
Consumer Packaging Solutions
We manufacture specialty thin-wall injection molded containers, lids, overcaps and custom packaging solutions for branded and private label food and consumer products customers in North America and Europe.
Large Format Packaging & Environmental Solutions
We provide a range of large pails, containers and crates for the food and consumer, environmental, retail, agricultural and industrial end-markets.
Returnable Packaging Solutions
We manufacture bulk containers used in the agricultural sector. Recently, we have also begun to supply these products to the automotive logistics market.
Corporate & Sales Offices Worldwide
R&D Facilities in Canada, U.S. and Ireland
Million Square Feet of Manufacturing and R&D Space
- Consumer Packaging Solutions
- Large Format Packaging & Environmental Solutions
- Returnable Packaging Solutions
- Corporate & Sales Offices
Europe and Asia
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Alan WalshDirector and CEO
Alan Walsh (FCA, AITI) is the CEO of the Company. He was appointed to this role in 2011. Prior to that, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Group. Mr. Walsh qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and subsequently worked with Matheson and AXIS Capital. He graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in International Commerce. Mr. Walsh is also a non-executive director of Pioneer.
Pat DaltonDirector and CFO
Pat Dalton (FCA, AITI) is the CFO. He joined IPL in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer of IPL plc. Mr. Dalton worked for GPA Group plc from 1992 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Debis AirFinance B.V., which acquired GPA Group plc in 2000. Mr. Dalton was previously Chief Financial Officer of Bord Gáis Éireann, the Government of Ireland state-owned gas and electricity supplier, a position he held from 2002 to 2006, before joining Menolly Property, an international real estate development company based in Ireland, as CFO in 2006. Mr. Dalton holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a postgraduate qualification in Accountancy from University College Dublin and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland.
Susan HolburnCompany Secretary
Susan Holburn joined IPL as Company Secretary on its foundation in 2004. She was previously Assistant Company Secretary of IAWS GROUP plc (now Aryzta AG) from 1999 to 2004. She also previously held roles in the banking and educational industries. Ms. Holburn is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. She earned a Diploma with the Institute of Bankers In Ireland as a Qualified Financial Advisor, and also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the National University of Ireland.
PJ BrowneHead of Financial Assurance and Risk Management
PJ Browne was appointed Head of Financial Assurance and Risk Management in September 2017. Prior to joining IPL, he held a number of positions within the areas of risk management, internal audit, compliance and company secretarial. From February 2006 to June 2008, he was Company Secretary and Head of Internal Audit & Risk Management at AgCert International plc, a FTSE-listed company involved in the origination and certification of certified emission reduction units (carbon credits) under the rules of the Kyoto Protocol. From June 2008 to September 2015, Mr. Browne was Company Secretary and Head of Risk & Internal Audit at EcoSecurities Group plc, an AIM-listed company also involved in the origination and certification of carbon credits. From September 2015 to September 2017, he worked for CircleK Ireland (formerly Topaz Energy Group Limited) and ACTAVO Group Limited in a number of roles including Head of Internal Audit, Head of Shared Services and Head of Risk & Compliance. Mr. Browne qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in Dublin and graduated from University College Galway with an honours degree in Commerce. He is also a non-executive director of Altas Investments plc and EcoSecurites Group.
Conor WallHead of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability
Conor Wall joined the Company in 2016 as Head of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability. Previously, he was Senior Environmental Consultant at Golder Associates, a global environmental consulting firm, from 2002 to 2016. Mr. Wall was also a director of Golder Associates Ireland Ltd. from 2007 to 2010, and Managing Principal of the Irish operations from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Wall has over 25 years of EHSS experience in the manufacturing, mining, built environment and energy sectors, including renewable projects in wind, solar, hydro and waste-to-energy. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from University College Galway, a Master’s Degree in Applied Environmental Science from Queens University in Belfast, and a Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment Management from University College Dublin.