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Mr. Paul O'Kelly

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Chief Executive Officer

Local Address: Pennsylvania, United States
Bagley Edge Group

Employment History


  • Masters Degree
    Oxford University
  • MBA
    Manchester Business School
18 Total References
Web References
Harsco: News & Media - News Releases - Details, 5 Jan 2010 [cached]
HARRISBURG, PA (January 5, 2010) . . . Worldwide industrial services company Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) announced today that Paul O'Kelly has joined the Company's global leadership team to head the European region of the Company's Harsco Infrastructure business group.
Mr. O'Kelly will assume executive management responsibility for all Harsco Infrastructure group operations and business growth opportunities throughout the entire European region. He joins Harsco from his position as managing director of the Elliott Group, the UK market leader in the portable accommodations sector and before that served as president and CEO of a global industrial business group of Sterling Fluid Systems, a leading producer of engineered systems for the process industries. Mr. O'Kelly also served as Chief Financial Officer of Sterling for five years based in Zurich, Switzerland and as a managing director for two other Sterling divisions. He holds an MBA from Manchester (UK) Business School and a Masters Degree (Class I) from Oxford University.
"Paul's appointment continues our strategic unification and global alignment of this business into a more streamlined, efficient, cost effective, disciplined and market-focused global platform with an increasing emphasis in the recurring industrial maintenance and infrastructure construction sectors."
News | Press & PR | Harsco Infrastructure | Harsco Infrastructure scoops major global Powered Access award from IPAF | Harsco News, 18 April 2011 [cached]
"We're delighted to win this award," comments Harsco Infrastructure's European Managing Director, Paul O'Kelly.
Press archives | Previous projects & news | Harsco Infrastructure | Harsco Infrastructure scoops major global Powered Access award from IPAF | Harsco News, 18 April 2011 [cached]
"We're delighted to win this award," comments Harsco Infrastructure's European Managing Director, Paul O'Kelly.
Press archives | Previous projects & news | Harsco Infrastructure | Harsco Infrastructure plan for the future | Harsco News, 8 July 2010 [cached]
"Our vision for the next five years is to partner with major construction contractors and industrial process operators and to support our customers to grow in existing and emerging markets," explains Paul O'Kelly, who was recently appointed as Managing Director with responsibility for all Harsco Infrastructure's European operations.
He believes this can be best achieved by combining the almost 300-years of experience that the three individual firms have between them, and by concentrating on sectors where their expertise, knowledge and safety management disciplines really add value.
Although the company is not turning its back on smaller customers, Paul O'Kelly believes Harsco Infrastructure should capitalise more on its health & safety design, engineering and project management skills, adding value to complex projects where safe, innovative solutions could save the contractor money in the long run.
Paul O'Kelly has now restructured the group to make it far more unified and to ensure the sales teams are integrated and provide a single account approach to its core customers.
Mastclimbing Platform Sales for new and used mastclimbers - News Board, 27 July 2010 [cached]
Paul O'Kelly, managing director of Harsco Infrastructure in Europe
Harsco Infrastructure is to expand the range of powered access and mast climbing work platforms it offers worldwide as part of a strategy to widen its range of services to major industrial and construction customers.
Paul O'Kelly, the recently appointed managing director of Harsco Infrastructure in Europe, said the company aimed to offer customers everywhere the full product range of scaffolding, shoring/formwork, cradles, powered access and mast climbing work platforms currently offered in a few markets such as the UK.
Mr O'Kelly said he did not know yet the scale of equipment required, and that investments would only be made "when the market starts growing". He said the European market was currently at the bottom of the cycle.
"We will have a common product offering throughout Europe", said Mr O'Kelly. The recent rebranding of Harsco's construction and access brands - Patent, Hunnebeck and SGB - as Harsco Infrastructure was made in part to present a single face to customers anywhere in the world. The strategy will also see the company target more business with large construction and industrial customers - it is chasing international contracts with these large customers - and also increase the amount of industrial business from the current 30% of the total (in Europe) to nearer 50%.
Mr O'Kelly, who was managing director of Algeco subsidiary Elliott Group before joining Harsco in January, told IRN that he had set himself a personal goal of increasing Harsco Infrastructure's US$740 million European business by a factor of four within four years.
Mr O'Kelly said the target in its construction business was to increase the proportion of business undertaken with major accounts from the current 30-50% to closer to 60-70%.
The increased focus on powered access comes little over a year after Harsco sold its UK powered access fleet. Mr O'Kelly said this sale was made because SGB (as it was then called) had over-invested in a narrow product range.
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