Ken O’Grady
Ken O’Grady: Carbon Paint Division Manager

A graduate of University of Limerick in Industrial Chemistry, Ken has worked in the coatings industry since 1992. He has worked with Carbon Group since 1999 and has helped develop it into one of the premier coatings distribution businesses in Ireland.

He has a huge range of experience in powder coatings, application equipment, protective coatings, surface chemicals and wood finishes.

He completed an MBA at NUIG in 2014 and has helped move the brand forward by locating the coatings business to a state of the art centre in Dublin.

Ken continues to work in the field where his knowledge and experience is extremely important in leading the division forward.

Phone 086 8310356

Carl Hickey

Carl Hickey

Sales Manager

Carl has gained an enormous amount of experience over the past 20 years working in the Coatings and Construction sectors where he held Technical Sales roles and Key Account and Sales Management positions.

Having previously worked on major projects with large international brands, Carl’s focus is on taking these global brands and working them into the expanding and increasingly dynamic Irish economy. As well as looking after the AkzoNobel Interpon Coatings business in Ireland,  he provides expert knowledge and advice to customers on pre-treatment chemicals and powder equipment.

Carl states that Carbon’s impressive portfolio ensures that, as the market trend in environmentally friendly paints and automated application methods increase, Carbon Group will remain at the forefront of these changes.

Phone: 085 8522028 (ROI)

Phone: 0044 7401 847035 (UK & N.I.)


Tony Lawlor

Sales Account Manager: Paint and Equipment Division

Tony has been part of the team at Carbon for the past 5 years. He takes responsibility for selling Carbon’s wide and extensive range of paint and equipment products to a multitude of industries. Over the years, Tony has gained a wealth of knowledge in this field. “We at Carbon pride ourselves on our high quality products and ensure that we give the best advice and customer service to every client” Our products include:-Rust-Oleum, M&R products (maintenance and repair), Cromadex, International Paints, Sikkens. We also supply and distribute the Carlisle range of spray guns e.g. DeVilbiss, Binks and Ransburg.

Phone: 087 7372306

Andrew Burton, Northern Ireland

Andrew Burton

Sales Manager, NI

Andrew joined Carbon in June, 2018. Having built up extensive experience in significant infrastructural projects across the UK and Ireland, Andrew is a highly qualified technical salesperson with a vast knowledge of protective coatings.

Northern Ireland native Andrew is an ICorr Level 3 paint inspector. He is responsible for some of Carbon Group’s key AkzoNobel brands in Northern Ireland, including International Paint and Interpon Powder Coatings.

In addition, Andrew will represent Gema Powder Equipment, Carlisle Group (wet equipment), TQC Test Equipment, Henkel Surface Treatments and Cromadex.

Carbon Group have been working in Northern Ireland for nearly 30 years; we’re delighted that Andrew Burton will now assist us in continuing to grow our strong technical sales and support presence in NI.

Phone: 07365 140548

Jim O'Callaghan

Jim O'Callaghan

Service Engineer

Jim is  the Service Engineer for the Carbon Group. He has over  25 years experience in the Coatings industry. His main expertise is in powder coatings and industrial finishes.

Jim’s core strengths lie in the Gema manual and automated powder coating systems. He looks after a strong customer base of over 250 powder applicators.

Phone: 086 8118417


Barry Doyle

Branch Manager

Barry has over 12 years’ experience across the Retail and Trade sectors in various management roles.

He has been a part of successful teams at some of Ireland's largest hardware brands.

He has used his knowledge and experience to help  transform under-performing departments into success stories with the main areas of concentration being decorating and showrooms.

Barry is passionate about customer service and ensuring customer satisfaction is always top of the agenda.

01 9023555

Arek Jachna

Arek Jachna

Warehouse Operator

Phone: 01 8829160


John Mulcahy

Warehouse Operative

John joined the Carbon Paint Centre team in July, 2018.

A local lad, John is responsible for the picking and shipping of orders as well as tinting products from our vast product range.

Phone: 01 8829160


Joanne O’Driscoll

Sales & Customer Service Coordinator

Joanne has been part of the Carbon Team for over 5 years. Her responsibilities include processing product orders, stock planning, purchasing and administration. She graduated with a Higher Certificate in Business from ITB Blanchardstown. She specialises in International paint and Rust-Oleum product ranges.

Darren Ryan

Darren Ryan

Purchasing & Sales Executive

Darren joined the Carbon Team in February 2017. Darren started in our warehouse looking after goods in, shipping, tinting and liaising with customers. Through this he gained extensive process and product knowledge. Darren moved to the position of Purchasing and Sales Executive in May 2018. He is now responsible for purchasing, sales and developing new business.

Phone: 01 8829160

Product Ranges

We stock extensive ranges of

· Trade Decorative Paint
· Powder Coatings
· Powder & Wet Paint Application Equipment
· Protective Coatings / Floor Coatings
· Wood Finishes
· Adhesives & Sealants
· Industrial Paints
· Application Equipment
· Pre-Treatment Surface Chemicals


Need a Particular Colour? Our Tinting Specialists Can Mix 1000s of Colours

We provide tinting for the following ranges:


Dulux trade paints have excellent coverage. This means you’ll get the perfect finish quicker and with fewer coats. They have a high spreading rate, so you’ll need less paint to decorate a property. Dulux paint mixing automatically tints thousands of colours from the Dulux trade range as well as RAL and BS4800.


International Paints are a leading global paints and coatings company. Our service auto tints International protective coatings into a range of International products.


Used for Industrial coating Systems on metal & cladding, floor protection, roof protection and exterior walls, our service will auto tint Rust-Oleum products in the Rust-Oleum range to RAL, BS4800 Colours.



Sikkens is one of the leading brands in wood coatings for exterior applications. Our tinting service automatically tints Sikkens joinery products into a range of RAL, BS4800 and Sikkens colours.


 Cromadex have been supplying products to the general industrial market for over 30 years. Experts in colour, textured and special effect coatings, as well as corrosion protection and specialist paint systems. Our tinting machine manually weighs colours from the Cromadex range giving you a range of bases and sheen levels. We also mix and produce aerosols from the Cromadex range.
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