“ButterflyCup’s key objective is to make consumers’ lives easier
while also helping the environment.”

Tommy McLoughlin, CEO


Brian Ranalow


Brian was C.E.O. of H&K International for 15 years and now serves as non-executive Chairman of the H&K Group.

H&K International is a leading global supplier of turn-key integrated equipment and service solutions to the quick-service restaurant industry in more than 70 countries. Customers include McDonald’s, Burger King and Subway.

Brian brings a wealth of international business experience and related industry knowledge from his 30 year career with H&K.

Brian is an engineering graduate of Trinity College, Dublin.

Tommy McLoughlin


Tommy is a chartered accountant and serial entrepreneur with 30 years experience in the food and FMCG sectors.

Tommy co-founded a successful food production business and was financial controller of a large Irish dairy processor which grew rapidly during his tenure through a combination of strategic acquisitions, joint venture and organic growth.

Tommy trained with Ernst & Young and is a business graduate of Trinity College, Dublin.

Joe Lu


Joe is a Mechanical Engineer and serial inventor.

Joe invented and led the development of ButterflyCup and the related manufacturing processes. He continues to work on the ButterflyCup project and on a development pipeline of related new products.

Joe is an engineering graduate of Shanghai University, China.

Ken Duggan


Ken is Chairman of the Ireland China Business Association.

Ken has several years of trading experience in China and is Managing Director of ChinaPortal, offering product sourcing and business linkage services between Ireland and China.

Previously, Ken was a career educationalist and is a graduate of University College, Dublin.