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Mr. Patrick W. Houlihan

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Board Member

Email: p***@***.au
DuluxGroup Limited
1956 Dandenong Rd
Clayton, Victoria 3168
Australia

Company Description: DuluxGroup is a manufacturer and marketer of products that protect, maintain and enhance the spaces and places in which we live and work. From household rooms...   more
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  • science degree
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Executive - DuluxGroup
www.duluxgroup.com.au, 4 Jan 2014 [cached]
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www.finnewsnetwork.com.au, 23 May 2013 [cached]
DuluxGroup chief executive Patrick Houlihan says Masters and Danks will continue to be offered other products such as Selleys and Yates.
With every colour available to him, ...
www.etradesman.com.au, 7 Nov 2010 [cached]
With every colour available to him, Dulux Group chief Patrick Houlihan says he chose Barnfloor, Army Issue and Harold. In layman's terms they were "very contemporary beiges and creams". Perhaps not the most exciting palette, but anyone who has ever had to choose colours when renovating or painting will tell you it's harder than it looks and it's all about trust. Indeed, it's this issue of trust that is at the heart of running a company such as Dulux, says Houlihan, who describes paints and coatings as "slow-moving consumable goods".
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That shows the fundamentals of our business have led to consistent performance," Houlihan says. And it's such consistency that analysts and investors will look for today as the group prepares to report its first stand-alone results since its demerger from explosives group Orica. Market expectations are for a net profit of about $70 million and a dividend of about 3c a share. Houlihan, who has worked at Dulux since he graduated with a science degree, is relaxed about running his own show as chief executive, and he is the first to acknowledge he's inherited a solid business. Dulux has been the clear market leader with a share of 40 per cent or more and it dominates the shelves in major distribution outlets such as hardware retailer Bunnings. About 75 per cent of revenue comes from paints while 25 per cent is tied to the Selleys and Yates business. Houlihan says the group has a "multiple growth agenda". He's focused on looking at what Dulux can do to grow in Asia (where it has been carefully breaking into markets with products from Selleys and Cabots) and domestically it's about lifting market share, looking at adjacent markets and sensible acquisitions. For example, Houlihan notes that Selleys could look at expanding further into an area such as specialist household cleaning products. Further, the introduction of the Lowe's hardware chain under Woolworths is the kind of opportunity Dulux can be expected to exploit. "We take the view that our national brands need to be widely accessible to consumers (and) we need to be in all key destination channels," Houlihan says. It's hard to know if there's another Selleys or Yates type of acquisition on the cards, but it's clear the rise of home improvement in Australia will help drive growth and maintain market share for the group. The rest is in the hands of management. "Opportunities come when you least expect them, but if you have a sense of what your own passions are, then you'll be ready when the ball gets thrown," Houlihan says. Article Link: http:--www.theaustralian.com.au-business-dulux-chief-happy-to-show-his-true-colours-story-e6frg8zx-1225949113729
"Some of Alesco's largest ...
www.tradingroom.com.au, 11 May 2012 [cached]
"Some of Alesco's largest institutional shareholders have already sold a considerable number of shares to us at the offer price of $2.00 a share," Dulux managing director Patrick Houlihan said in a statement.
Pat Houlihan, managing ...
www.specialchem4coatings.com, 14 Jan 2009 [cached]
Pat Houlihan, managing director of OCP, presented the award to Rohm and Haas's Peter Blake, general manager, Paint and Coatings Materials (Australia and New Zealand), who acknowledged others who provided the great team effort from Rohm and Haas that delivered this result, including Ferg McColl, account manager, Paint and Coatings Materials (Australia and New Zealand), and the entire Rohm and Haas team assigned to Orica Consumer Products.
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