Team roles

The business development team at Wirth Research uses its expertise and experience to explore and implement growth opportunities across the company.


John O’Brien, Head of Retail Services

John is the commercial lead for our retail services division. He works closely with retailers, OEMs and channel partners to deliver innovative airflow products and services specially design for the retail sector. Before this while working with Nualight, John forged strong collaborative partnerships with leading North American, Asia-Pacific & European refrigerated cabinet manufacturers supplying bespoke LED solutions. Prior to this he held a number of design engineering roles across the power electronics, control and LED lighting industries. John holds an MBA from UCD Michael Smurfit business school and an MEng in computer and communication systems.

+44 (0)1865 522869  (only for voice calls)

+353 (0)86 308 5269

Chris Harley, Technical Business Development Manager

Chris sustains valuable relationships with our clients across all sectors. He links our clients to our engineering capabilities, ensuring our clients needs are first and foremost with the constant aim of delivering beyond expectations. He is predominantly focused on leading the commercial side of our Built Environment offering, which continues to grow. With 5 years of management experience at Wirth Research as the Head of Aerodynamics and CFD, 10+ years of aerodynamic development experience, backed up with a PhD in Aerodynamics from the University of Manchester, Chris is ideally suited to connect client projects with our specialist engineering teams.

+44 (0)1869 355293

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