The Directors

Joe Garvin

CEO & Co-Founder

Joe has over 30 years’ experience managing teams on construction and PV installations across Ireland and North America. Joe brings the highest efficiency and quality standards to the company. His expertise in roof construction systems is essential to the business.

Richard Linger

Commercial Director

Richard has over 30 years’ experience in the energy technology sector and also runs a team of 40 in a technology centre in CIT. Richard has links into ESB, SEAI, multiple government departments and across the industry in Ireland. He has helped shape smart energy and renewables strategies in corporates (e.g. ESB) and with the Irish Government since 2006. He has been a part of several successful start-ups in Energy and Artificial Intelligence technologies.

Laura McArdle

Managing Director

Laura has extensive experience in the industry and has over ten years’ sales & marketing experience for various organizations in the renewable energy sector. Her role in the company is key to meeting our expansion plans and supporting the high quality services we must provide to our clients.

Commercial Team

Brigid Walsh

Project Manager

BEng (Hons), CEng, MIEI, ISPF, 9 years relevant experience

Brigid graduated with a BEng Hons. in 2011 from Carlow IT , became a Chartered Engineer in 2020, and is currently Project Manager at PVGeneration Ltd., a renewable energy company based in Cork, Monaghan.  Brigid and her colleagues at PV Generation are responsible for the design, installation ,commission and monitoring of a 3.7MWp in 2020. Brigid has a proven track record with extensive experience in project and contract management across a variety of engineering sectors. She feels passionate about  the climate action plan and helping businesses with their renewable energy requirements. She believes energy connects us in everything we do, and everything we are. Brigid believes in the importance of continuing self -development, and has completed a series of management courses with IMI. In 2020 completed the Regional Leaders Programme with Waterford Chamber of Commerce, and became a member  International  Society of Professional Females.

David O Brien

Design Engineer

BA (Hons) Sustainable Energy, 3 years relevant experience

David graduated with a BA Hons Sustainable Energy Engineering Degree from Cork University of Technology (CIT), and is currently a design engineer at renewable energy company PVGeneration Ltd. The design department is a central pillar of PVGeneration Ltd. and David looks after the design of all commercial projects that are undertaken by the Company. David previously worked abroad for Dornan Engineering in Holland for 2 years but has since returned home seeking employment with a renewable energy company as renewables were always his passion and PVGeneration Ltd. was the ideal company for him to work for. “I have always had a passion for renewable energy systems since I was young which is why I completed an engineering course geared towards these systems which is why I couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to work and excel in PVGeneration Ltd. which is helping our country and the world reach its renewable goals”

Mark Kenny; Project Manager

Project Manager

Mark is an experienced Project & Installation Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry. Skilled in Documentation, Construction, Project Coordination, Project Plans, and Project Delivery on time with the ability to communicate clearly ,risk and control management . Mark is a very strong programme and project management professional with a National Crafts Certificate in Carpentry and joinery focused in Building and Construction from Cork Institute of Technology

Christopher Keenan

Construction Manager

Chris is a  driven Construction Manager with over 5 years of experience in the construction management industry. Proven track record of successfully managing projects daily from conception to fruition. The ability to coordinate trades, build partnerships, and work collaboratively with architects, engineers, vendors, and local officials to ensure the timely and budget friendly completion of a project. Chris brings forth his expertise in team building and leadership and quality control management for every job I take on. Chris believes strongly in CPD and trains/upskills himself with relevant courses and training applicable to his daily work.

Fiona Farrell

Operations Manager

Fiona is a visionary leader with excellent management skills and a knack for directing company operations in a growth minded direction. Fiona has been very passionate about renewable energy for many years having worked in this industry in both NI and ROI for 10+ years. Fiona has worked with PVGeneration Ltd. since 2018 and states “I feel that I am working with professionals that I can learn from and that they will push me to take on new and challenging opportunities”

Eoin Walsh

Business Development Manager

Eoin is the first port of call for many of our customers on their solar PV journey. Eoin has been part of the team since  August 2019. Eoin is a qualified plumber with a major interest in the renewable energy industry which has grown and developed on a daily basis working and evolving with PV Generation. Eoin gained vast experience in his previous role as manager of a high paced plastic recycling factory dealing with all aspects of business development and growth.

‘’Growing my experience within Pv Generation is helping me forge a career path that is both ethically pleasing and sustainable’

Tara Higgins

HR Manager

Tara graduated with a BA Hons Marketing Degree from Leeds University, and is currently HR manager at renewable energy company PVGeneration Ltd. The HR department is a central pillar of PVGeneration and Tara looks after the employee’s wellbeing ensuring the employees are treated in a way that provides the mutual benefit for both the employee and PVGeneration. She oversees organisational leadership, and ensures compliance with employment and labour laws. “ What I love about HR is that the profession is ever changing to make things better, whether it’s a new strategy to help employees with their development, effective training plans or partnering with company managers to find ways of improving processes to help the company reach its objectives”

Residential Team

Tim Evans

Marketing Manager

Megan Johnston

Telesales Manager

Margaret Smith

Grants Administrator

Siobhan Ryan

Account Manager

Michaela McMahon

Telesales Advisor

Emma McNaughton

Telesales Advisor

Donna McMahon

Telesales Advisor