T R Freeman Strengthens Board with New Appointment

June 08 2016

Commercial roofing and cladding company, T R Freeman Limited, known for its expertise in the design and installation of both traditional architectural metal roofing and modern systems, has recently welcomed John O’Kane into the role of Managing Director.  He joins the company from Prater Limited where he held the position of Project Director with responsibility for delivering complex, high value, multi-product building envelopes.

John’s appointment sees T R Freeman’s former Managing Director Gary Webb move to the new role of Pre-Construction Director.  Having joined the company over 40 years ago as an apprentice and been appointed to Managing Director in 2003, Gary will continue to bring his unrivalled expertise and experience to the business in his new role.

Speaking about his appointment, John O’Kane said “I am delighted to be a part of a company that has such a long and successful history.  T R Freeman’s skills and knowledge base, and the staff’s commitment to delivering nothing less than the most professional service to its clients, are as evident now as they must have been some 125 years ago.”

“I look forward to leading the company into the future, and in particular, expanding the client offering with enhanced building envelope solutions, which will help complement T R Freeman’s current range of roofing, cladding and maintenance services.”

Gary Webb, now T R Freeman’s Pre-Construction Director said “I am pleased to be passing the baton onto John, who I am confident will broaden the company’s capabilities with his experience as a specialist envelope contractor.”  Adding “In addition I am extremely excited by the prospect of commencing my new role, and being able to concentrate all my efforts on the development and expansion of the company’s existing client base.”