To clean and

decarbonise the air

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WE ARE CATAGEN

Built on bright minds with a bold vision

The team have set new standards in emissions aftertreatment testing and development

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2007

True forward thinking

  • Dr Andrew J Woods completes PhD in ‘Ageing and characterisation of Automotive Catalysts’

2010

The journey begins

  • CATAGEN Limited is incorporated

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2012

From research to real world

  • Successful spin out exit from Queen’s University Belfast.
  • First generation LabCat test machine operational
  • First LabCat machines sold to 2 Automotive Manufacturers
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2013

Commercial innovation

  • MaxCat machine (2nd Generation) designed, built and operational.  CATAGEN establishes headquarters in Titanic Quarter, Belfast
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2014-16

A strategic approach

  • Intensive research and development.  Commitment to correlation studies with leading catalyst manufacturers and OEMs

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2017

Design for communication

  • Successful service business model launched and new positioning and rebrand  
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2018

A world first

  • 3rd Generation Omega machine launched and test capacity increased by 500%.          Customer Acquisition of world leading vehicle OEMs
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2019

A new and sustainable future

  • CATAGEN facility acquires Vehicle Certification Authority Agency approval. Leading the revolution within the catalyst ageing sector
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2020

Formal recognition

  • Awarded Innovate UK Future Leaders Fellowship Award.  Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards – CATAGEN the No.1 fastest growing company in Northern Ireland and No.2 overall in Ireland
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2021

Growth & Scaling

  • Opening of 2nd facility to support growth and scaling.  Additional world leading capability – Worldwide Harmonised Light-duty vehicle test cycle WLTC / World Motorcycle Test Cycle  

OUR VALUES

ONE CATAGEN

We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ working across boundaries, holding each other accountable and working as a cohesive team

FEARLESS

We challenge ourselves to push beyond what we think is possible by taking risks and learning new skills.

CUSTOMER OBSESSED

We actively engage, listen and learn from our customers, making it easy to work with us. We deliver solutions in a timely and accurate manner.

ECONOMICALLY DRIVEN

We’re ambitious in our ‘financial goals’ whilst being prudent with resources. We respect that we are a corporate business whose first goal is to be financially secure and to grow and identify new opportunities.

SUSTAINABILITY

We built CATAGEN ‘to clean and decarbonise the air’, to impact climate change through the development of innovative Net Zero Technologies

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Our People

  • Work life balance – flexible working hours
  • Health Insurance (Medical and dental)
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Learning and Development opportunities up to PhD level
  • Onsite Blackbox Gym
  • Team Lunch on Fridays
  • 2 Annual Employee Team Building Residential

 

Our Environment

 

  • SQSTR – displacing CO2 – >500 trees planted annually
  • COP26 – speaking at Arctic Basecamp
  • Influencing – Belfast City Deal / Belfast Climate Commissioner, hosted Mayors from Dublin, Belfast, Manchester and Liverpool, invited to speak on panels on Net Zero and climate change

Our Community

 

  • Volunteering – Young Enterprise, Catalyst (NI Science Park) to encourage young people into STEM careers, Women in Business Mentoring, Queen’s University STEM conference,  Catalyst Generation Innovation programmes.
  • Fundraising – Supporting employees’ charity fundraising
  • Education – working with local universities to provide real research projects for students

OUR TEAM

Dr Andrew Woods

Dr Andrew Woods

CEO & Founder

Sonya Kerr

Sonya Kerr

Chief Commercialisation Officer

Amanda Martin

Amanda Martin

Business Development and Technical Sales Manager

Nicky Galloway

Nicky Galloway

Senior Engineer

Calvin Thompson

Calvin Thompson

Senior Software Developer

Emer Duffy

Emer Duffy

Junior Engineer

Joshua Yip

Joshua Yip

Research & Development Engineer

Prof Roy Douglas

Prof Roy Douglas

CTO & Founder

Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew McVitty

Matthew McVitty

Revenue Manager

Kerry McGarvey

Kerry McGarvey

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Matthew Boyd

Matthew Boyd

Senior Engineer

Tom Lyttle

Tom Lyttle

Software Developer

Dr Kurtis Irwin

Dr Kurtis Irwin

VP of Global Catalysis

Dr Matthew Elliott

Dr Matthew Elliott

Principal Technologist

Liam McGrane

Liam McGrane

Senior Engineer

Victoria McConnell

Victoria McConnell

Graphic Designer

Michael Sloan

Michael Sloan

Junior Engineer

Reuben Beers

Reuben Beers

Technical Specialist

Thomas Eager

Thomas Eager

Chief Operations Officer

Dr Andrew Pedlow

Dr Andrew Pedlow

Principal Engineer

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke

Senior Engineer

Tom Morris

Tom Morris

Senior Engineer

Mark Frazer

Mark Frazer

Senior Test & Maintenance Technician

Tiernan McKernan

Tiernan McKernan

Chemical Engineer

Accredited By

CATAGEN powered by 100% renewable energy

OUR TEAM

Senior Leadership
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Dr Andrew Woods
CEO & Founder
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Prof Roy Douglas
CEO & Founder
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Dr Curtis Irwin
VP of Global Catalysis
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Sonya Kerr
Head or Marketing
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Operations
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Thomas Edgar
Head of Operations
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Matthew McVitty
Revenue Manager
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Amanda Martin
Business Development and Technical Sales Manager
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Dr Matthew Elliott
Principle Technologist
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Liam McGrane
Senior Engineer
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Ryan Burke
Senior Engineer
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Dr Andrew Pedlow
Principle Engineer
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Susan Crawford
Financial Controller
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Victoria McConnell
Graphic Designer
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Calvin Thompson
Software Engineer
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Technical Specialist
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Tom Lyttle
Software Developer
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Junior Engineer
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Emer Duffy
Junior Engineer
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Tom Morris
Senior Engineer
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Matthew Boyd
Senior Engineer
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Senior Digital Marketing Manager
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Senior Test & Maintenance Technician
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Research & Development Engineer
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Research & Development Engineer
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Chemical Engineer
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Graphic Design Inter
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