Management Team

Meet Our Management Team

Solar Adtek's leadership team is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions while fostering a ‘client-first’ culture throughout the organisation. The team brings together a wealth of experience from technical, process and commercial backgrounds to deliver on this philosophy.



Founder of Silverstone Designs Ltd., A company specialising in signage design and manufacture, audiovisual and print media.
In his 26 years as CEO, Eoin developed the company through the research and adoption of new technologies. He has been first to market with many new innovations such as digital and interactive projections, multi-format print systems and the adoption of energy saving technologies.

His ability to recognise market trends enabled Eoin to position Silverstone as supplier of choice to global players in the advertising industry.
Silverstone core business has been in the OOH advertising industry with the supply of illuminated signage from design-to-manufacture to on-site installation for clients such as JC Decaux, Clear Channel, Irish Rail, Diageo, Axa Insurance and Heineken.



John has over 25 years experience in developing profitable technology based business into global markets.
He co-founded Nualight Ltd, in 2003, a company specialising in LED lighting for the retail display case applications. As Director of Engineering he developed a broad portfolio of innovative, patented and award winning LED luminaires and generated sales in Euro-Asia, North America and South Africa. Nualight is now considered market leader in retail LED lighting.
In 2009 John co-founded Save Energy 4 You Ltd. to address large area lighting applications. As Sales & Marketing Director John established a profitable lighting consultancy, and sales/distribution company through direct/indirect sales and the establishment of sales channels internationally.
John graduated in Electronic Engineering, from DKIT, in 1987 and joined Tecpro Ltd. to develop software/hardware for automated electronic test equipment. His novel approach to product design and customer development saw his promotion to Engineering and Marketing where he positioned Tecpro as the supplier of choice for the major global blue chip technology companies.

John O'Brien

Sales Director

John has over 12 years of experience across the Lighting, Retail, Cleantech, Power and Control industries. He is responsible for growing Solar AdTek’s market share internationally.

Prior to joining Solar AdTek he held various commercial roles in Nualight, a company specialising in LED lighting for retail display case applications. During this time he led the efforts to protect and expand market share and to forge international B2B partnerships with display case manufacturers and energy saving companies (ESCO’s) across the US, Asia-Pacific & Europe.

Previously John acquired extensive technical and design experience in lighting, motor and power control systems at Nualight, Moog and Caterpillar. John holds a B.Eng in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from University College Cork, a M.Eng in Computer & Communication Systems from University of Limerick and an MBA from Smurfit Business School (UCD).

Sean Melly

Non-Executive Chairman

Sean Melly (TCD 1981-1985: Business) following a Masters Degree in Finance (UCD 1986) spent 10 years in Banking in London & New York working for Citi & the investment vehicles of the Belzberg family and Dermot Desmond.  Following this he became a telecoms entrepreneur establishing businesses in the US, Ireland (TCL Telecom acquired by Verizon) and Eastern Europe (eTel acquired by Telekom Austria).  He is now Chairman of Powerscourt Investments, a Venture Capital & Private Equity boutique where he is a non-executive director and investor in a range of technology based high potential start-up and developing companies.  He is Chairman of the Board of Trinity Business School, adjunct professor of Finance on the MBA Program, & board member of the Trinity Foundation.  He lives in Killiney, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

Stephen Dunn

Stephen has spent the last 32 years working in the advertising sales industry. He began his career selling newspaper advertising, switched over to radio airtime sales and then moved into outdoor advertising. Through a series of operational, sales, contractual and commercial management roles, he has worked for well known industry companies such as Viacom, CBS Outdoor and Titan Outdoor. He has worked developing and selling advertising formats on bus, rail, tram, roadside, retail and the aviation sectors of the OOH industry.Stephen has extensive experience in setting up and managing advertising sales organisations in Ireland, the UK and European markets and in addition has acted as a consultant on franchise bids in the USA and Middle East.

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