Alan is a first class honours chemical engineering graduate from University College Dublin with over 30 years experience in chemical distribution. Alan is the main Shareholder and CEO of The National Chemical Co. Group (NCC) with a successful track record of profitable growth in strategic life science markets achieving a leading position in Ireland and a growing reputation internationally in chemicals, technical polymers and food ingredient sourcing and supply chain management. NCC is a Deloitte best managed company award winner three years running in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Alan is the current President of the Irish Association of Chemicals & Ingredients and Past President of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC). Alan is also President of the European Specialty Chemicals Distribution Alliance PlusChem.