Joe qualified as a Mechanical Engineer in 1988 at University College Galway, in Ireland and since then has worked with Mincon in various capacities. DTH hammer design has been his main area of specialisation although he has extensive experience in manufacturing methods, heat treatment and process development. His hammer design work has included seven years in Perth, Australia where he developed a successful range of Reverse Circulation and Conventional DTH hammers for local and export markets. Joe was appointed as Chief Technical Officer for the Mincon Group on his return from Australia in 1998. Joe was appointed Chief Executive Officer for the Group on 28 May 2015.