‘Within the business, the door needs to be open to all employees’

Chief executive of Wellman International Donal Breen traces his career to date and explores the lessons he has learned along the way

30th April, 2017
Donal Breen: I have always kept a very open mind IPicture: Lorraine Teevan

Donal Breen is chief executive of Wellman International, Europe’s largest polyester staple manufacturer. Headquartered in Mullagh, Co Meath, Wellman employs 410 people and has manufacturing assets in Ireland, France and the Netherlands. The company converts post-consumer waste, mainly polyester bottles, into premium-grade fibre, and has an annual turnover of €140 million. It is owned by Thailand’s Indorama Ventures.

A chemical engineer, Breen joined the company in late 2014 and took up his...

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