Team roles

Our experienced, creative and highly effective senior management team is instrumental in the smooth day-to-day running of the business, as well as ensuring the nurturing of our up-and-coming talent.


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.

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Louise Hoskin, HR Executive

With more than 18 years’ human resources experience, Louise is responsible for all HR functions at Wirth Research. She is passionate about ensuring people are at the heart of all we do, making sure the right people are in the right place at the right time, to achieve optimum creativity and innovation for our clients.

Rob Rowsell, Engineering Director

Rob joined Wirth Research in 2004 and has been pivotal in the development of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) department. He is now responsible for the design, aero and software departments. Since 2008, Rob has been at the heart of Wirth Research’s drive to explore applications beyond motorsport, particularly within the fields of commercial vehicles, refrigeration and architecture.


Martin Dunmore, Research & Development Manager

With a degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD working on pedestrian safety within the University of Nottingham Institute of Biomechanics & Composites Research Group, Martin has worked at Wirth Research for more than 10 years. He now heads up the R&D department, which is core to Wirth Research, and is involved in many tasks, focusing on the physical validation of our projects including, truck aero kit validation; defence project testing and component validation.

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