Our Team

Passionate, innovative, ambitious and experienced. The StraightLine team is a unique blend of first-class contemporary engineering and prudent business knowhow. We pride ourselves on our ability to make revolutionary concepts into reality.

John O’Leary

Managing Director

A graduate of UCC, and with over 30 years’ experience in the design of large ammonia refrigeration systems operating to below -50°C, John has also pioneered the use of highly efficient ammonia heat pumps in Irish food and pharma operations and has implemented many of his inventive designs in these sectors. His philosophy is to drive sustainability by making it financially irresistible to large energy users – a philosophy that has led to the development of the EscoPod

Liam Flynn

Sales Director

A Marine Engineer by training, he has worked in the energy efficiency and renewable sector, on such projects as Electrical Generation from Waste, Solar Parks, Wind Parks, Steam Projects, Gasification and some of the biggest Geothermal projects in Europe. A serial inventor, with many patents to his name, he has brought all that experience and inventiveness to bear in the development of the EscoPod concept.

Seamus O’Connor

Senior Project Engineer

With years of projects and commissioning experience Seamus has a real practical edge that is needed to turn concepts into reality. A highly qualified refrigeration engineer, and now also a Capstone AST (Authorised Service Technician) Seamus is highly regarded by our customers and is a key contributor to the success of the EscoPod.

Caroline Horgan

Operations Manager

A graduate of UCC with a B. Comm, Caroline has managed leading software developers working on projects for Fortune 500 Companies and is well used to interpreting and managing the techspeak to achieve the necessary operational efficiencies.

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Here’s what our clients had to say about our services:

“We needed an innovative solution that would totally reform our heat generation and distribution network. And we found it. In the EscoPod”. 

Installed in late 2015 in Nenagh, the EscoPod has resulted in a 20% reduction in CO2. It now provides 95% of the site’s heating requirements, replacing those heavy fuel boilers. It also generates electricity for the plant and helps recover heat from the refrigeration process to reuse elsewhere.

In effect, ABP Nenagh has eliminated its need for fossil fuels to generate hot water. It has also dramatically exceeded almost all its the sustainability targets within a single year.

(Source: Irish Food Magazine, 2017)