Tommy Griffith is the founder & CEO of PEL Waste Reduction Equipment which he established in 2005.
Originating from a farming background, Tommy Griffith gained a Mechanical Engineering Degree from GMIT and went on to spend his formative years in Research and Development and latterly sales with McHale Engineering of Ballinrobe. Tommy established PEL Waste Reduction Equipment in 2005 after he identified an opportunity in the hospitality industry for a waste glass bottle crusher – the product allows a bar or hotel owner to reduce their waste glass bottle volumes by a factor of 5:1 thus saving save on handling, storage and disposal costs of this waste glass. Tommy has gone on subsequently to develop a range of balers and bin compactors for the larger recycling industry with an IoT litter bin the latest addition to the product portfolio.
Tommy was nominated for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 in the emerging category and this nomination was a springboard for the development of the PEL Waste Reduction Equipment’s international business. Other important accolades have included Irish Exporters Association’s First Flight Award in 2008, the Shell Live Wire Award for Innovation in 2008, Best New Innovation Award – Baby Jaws – Gulfood 2014 Awards and latterly the Solar Powered Bin Compactor was recognised at the 2016 Gulfood Awards.
Along with his business interests, Tommy Griffith is a very active member of the local Balla and neighboring communities; is a keen cyclist and spends whatever little time is left outside of the working day honing his skills on the fairways of Balla Golf Club or following the travails of the Mayo Senior football team in the quest for Sam!