About Pat Walsh:
An Irish Businessman, entrepreneur, inventor & founder of the Walsh Group in 1986 and has led one of Ireland’s leading commercial Building Services Engineering Company’s. Mr Walsh’s long career in the Building Services sector has brought a lifetime of in-depth knowledge to this very technical and complex market. Qualified as a Building Services Technician in 1983, A City & Guilds diploma in Building Services Installations followed in 1984. Pat continued to build his skills over the years with certification in Sustainable Energy Installations and Managing Safely in Construction followed by an executive education program Managing for Growth at DCU in 2015.
Pat’s vision, energy & enthusiasm have been the driving force behind the phenomenal growth of the Walsh Group and its formidable market share in an extremely competitive market.
In 2009 Pat developed & created the idea of PanelDuct® and proceeded to invest heavily in research & development over a five-year period and in 2013 launched PanelDuct® with its Global Patent into market. Ever the perfectionist Pat continues to continually expand & enhance the product portfolio with additional product features and together with his engineering team continue to lead the way with this revolutionary product.
PanelDuct® has revolutionised the ducting industry which has been produced with the same manufacturing technology for the past 100 years. We believe that this is not in keeping with 21st century advances in manufacturing technology.
PanelDuct® has been specified in many prestigious projects around the world including Digiplex in Sweden, Munters Corporation USA & Europe, StraithClyde University in the UK, Microsoft Data Centre Dublin, University Hospital Galway, Maynooth University, Sligo Institute of Technology and also including many Tesco & Dunnes Stores facilities nationwide. Further to the many technical accomplishments of the product in 2015 PanelDuct® received the highest and most prestigious accolade by winning the Overall Irish Times InterTrade Ireland Innovation Product of the Year Award. PanelDuct® continues to receive many innovation and industry accolades and awards and with our New antimicrobial interior lining solutions PanelDuct® expects significant growth in the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare sectors for this innovative product.
PanelDuct® is manufactured in Ireland in a state of the art 40,000sq production facility in Mayo. Pat is a Managing Director that leads by example and is proud of fact that the group continues to thrive and flourish with its products and services specified by leading blue chip organisations in Ireland and around the world.