Meet the NRG Awareness Team

From Simple Domestic Panels to Advanced Building Management Systems

At NRG Awareness we bring our expertise in the controls industry to the design and construction of customized control panels and enclosures. These enclosures significantly decrease installation time in new and retrofit construction projects.

Our panel solution engineers have the ability to lay out, build, and implement control panels that meet any specific requirement. The objective is to provide our customers with a complete heating system solution. All NRG Awareness designs can be tailored for any requirement – from full Building Management Systems including job-specific PLC control to basic on/off control as well as system maintenance and gas alarm facilities NRG Awareness works closely with control and boiler manufacturers to assure that the quality, service and proper control functions incorporated are as good as they should be to operate the system at it’s peak performance.

Alan Mackesy - Business Development Executive at NRG Awareness powered by Sea Box Energy

Alan Mackesy

Business Development Executive
+353 (85) 2550742

Corporate aviation and catering background.

Business development, marketing and management with data and market analysis of a range of sectors and start-ups. Concluded Honors degree in Business January 2018 from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).

David Rea - Director of Technical Servicesat NRG Awareness powered by Sea Box Energy

David Rea

Director of Technical Services


  • New Product Development
  • Bespoke heating software design
  • Bespoke energy efficient software development
  • Heating system design and specification

Background Experience

David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. David was head of the heating/mechanical design at Energy Awareness Limited with specialised skills in Building Management Systems (BMS) and in designing bespoke software for the energy controls sector. David has been involved in the heating system design and controls sector for 12 years specialising in the control of energy efficient heating and hot water systems. David has vast experience in the design of both commercial and domestic applications throughout the country with special emphasis on energy-effective designs for installations such as hospitals and nursing homes where system accuracy and reliability are critical. David has developed and patented 2 products which are now the core products of NRG Awareness Ltd; NRGZone was the first product and is used to create the piping centre for connecting boilers and zones in a highly efficient way. NRG Link was second and is used to safely and efficiently interlink a solid fuel appliance with any sealed heating system.

Harry Rea - Director of R&D and Training at NRG Awareness powered by Sea Box Energy

Harry Rea

Director of R&D and Training


  • New product development
  • Technical documentation
  • Training document development

Background Experience

Mr. H. Rea comes to the team with more than 40 years’ experience in the heating industry. He has successfully completed numerous research and development projects in conjunction with many leading industry manufacturers as well as his own personal patents and other products. Harry continues to develop innovative techniques but of late with a focus on training courses for the heating industry. He is currently involved with the national standard the authority of Ireland (NSAI) in the creation of installation guidelines which are to be the core of new regulations for central heating installations with a focus on system safety as well as system and fuel efficiencies. Harry was responsible for conceiving, inventing and bringing to market such products as the Aqua Zone (SystemZone) and SystemLex which are very well known for their reliability and effectiveness throughout the heating trade in both Ireland and abroad.

Patrick Hogan - Managing Director at NRG Awareness powered by Sea Box Energy

Patrick Hogan

Managing Director


Northside of Cork city Native with over 15+ years’ experience as an Operations, strategist & Marketing. Helping prospects and customers make strategic decisions that have meaningful impact on their Business. Leading great sales teams as small as 2 and as large as 50. Successfully manages P&L’s, and drives attainment hitting revenue goals as high as $250M. Empowering good sales people to become great sales people leveraging traditional and non-traditional methodologies.


  • Building Solid Teams
  • Negotiating Re-seller or Partner Contracts
  • Implementing Strategic initiatives
  • Digital Marketing Innovator
  • Omni Channel & E-commerce Specialist

Serving as Managing Director for Sea Box EMEA based in City Gate, Mahon, Cork Ireland, specializes in the design, custom modification and manufacturing of ISO shipping and storage containers, refrigerated containers, containerized shelters, modular building systems, and related parts and accessories for purchase or lease. We offer standard shipping containers in various sizes as well as containers which can be customized to serve as equipment, tactical, or personnel shelters.

Leading the way with Sea Box footprint in Cork Ireland, Patrick was Appointed Managing Director and will be leading the Sea Box Energy investment in the venture with NRG Awareness within Ireland with a focus on bringing it to other markets within Ireland, EMEA and United States leading the way with Digital and ecommerce platforms in January 2018.

Jim Brennan - CEO of Sea Box Energy

Jim Brennan, Jr.



Jim Brennan formed Sea Box in 1983 as a container rental and sales company. His strong leadership skills and innovative design ideas lead to the formation of a full manufacturing facility for standard and modified containers as well as an engineering department which works with customers to develop customized container designs. Jim has led the development of Sea Box’s Quadcons, Tricons, Bicons as well as expandable and collapsible containerized shelters and related logistics equipment.

Sea Box now employs 160 individuals in three facilities located in New Jersey and has become the leading small business provider of ISO containers to the U.S military.

Jim has also formed Sea Box Europe, Sea Box Asia, Sea Box International (Australia) and Sea Box Latin America.

Jim holds over 52 patents with 50+ still pending. His notable inventions include the JMIP (Joint Modular Intermodal Platform), CROP (Container Roll In-Out Pallet), Collapsible Redeployable Shelter (CRS) and Relocatable Simulation Shelter (RSS).

Jim has been a member of the ISO TC 104 Committee for many years sharing his knowledge of research and development of various products.

In August 2017 Jim as CEO of the Sea Box EMEA brand based in Cork, Ireland purchased controlling steaks in the NRG awareness company is the Chief Executive Officers for the NRG Awareness Powered By Sea Box Energy.