Tommy Griffith is a successful Co. Mayo based entrepreneur who established PEL Waste Reduction Equipment in his hometown of Balla in 2005. Educated locally at Balla National School, & later at Balla Secondary School, Tommy initially pursued a career in product development & latterly sales within agricultural & electronic industries after attaining his mechanical engineering degree at GMIT, Galway.
This product development experience coupled with hands-on sales knowledge encouraged him to set up his own business. The ability to see the positive in what others considered a problem led to PEL Waste Reduction Equipment’s first product. A conversation with a Letterkenny nightclub owner about the expense & hassle associated with the storage & disposal of waste glass bottles inspired the creation of a glass bottle crusher.