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Mr. Patrick W. Houlihan

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Employment History


  • science degree
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Executive - DuluxGroup, 21 Sept 2014 [cached]
Patrick Houlihan
Patrick Houlihan
Patrick joined DuluxGroup in 1989 as a research chemist and has since progressed through a succession of technical, commercial and senior leadership roles including Selleys Sales Director, Dulux Marketing Director, and Yates General Manager.
Patrick was appointed CEO of Orica Limited's DuluxGroup division and a member of the Orica Group Executive in February 2007. Patrick was appointed to his current role upon the demerger of the DuluxGroup division from Orica Limited in July 2010.
Over 460 customers, vendors, industry ..., 25 Aug 2014 [cached]
Over 460 customers, vendors, industry body representatives and staff were in attendance with short speeches conducted during the evening by Lincoln Sentry management and also Pat Houlihan, CEO of DuluxGroup.
Upcoming Events - DuluxGroup, 21 Sept 2014 [cached]
DuluxGroup Managing Director and CEO Patrick Houlihan and Chief Financial Officer Stuart Boxer will host a presentation followed by a Q&A session.
Dulux managing director Patrick ..., 12 Nov 2014 [cached]
Dulux managing director Patrick Houlihan said the improved result was driven by strong, profitable sales growth and improved margins.
Mr Houlihan said, subject to economic conditions, he expected next year's profit to be higher still.
"The markets ... in Australia and New Zealand remain generally positive with (Dulux's) primary exposure to the resilient and more profitable, existing homes market," Mr Houlihan said.
He added that, while the new housing market is expected to remain strong, Dulux's market share growth was expected to be limited by the lower margins and pricing pressures in the sector.
The forecast for the commercial and infrastructure sectors is less positive.
"The outlook for major engineering and infrastructure projects is weak as major capex projects - particularly in mining -wind down, and the pipeline of new infrastructure projects is still some time away," Mr Houlihan noted. - Australia's Online Tradesman Directory, 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".
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:
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