SIA Flexitanks CEO, Damien McClean appeared in numerous local and national news platforms during the Covid-19 lock-down in Ireland.

SIA CEO Damien McClean

SIA CEO, Damien McClean

Speaking on his experience in remote working (during the Covid-19 lock-down) from his rural setting in Donegal Ireland, SIA CEO, Damien gave his insight into running his international business – SIA Flexitanks, from home. ”This afternoon I closed a deal from home with a guy in Odessa on the Black Sea to ship sunflower oil. And yet I can be down on Five Finger Strand beach in a couple of minutes.”


National News

The Irish Times (Ireland’s National Newspaper) featured the SIA CEO in the article ‘Remote working: The most far-flung workplaces in Ireland‘ discussing remote working and working for clients from one of the most remote places in Ireland. Read the full article HERE

SIA CEO, Damien McClean at home in Malin, Donegal Ireland

Local News

Damien also appeared in the local news in his home county of Donegal – Donegal Daily picked up on the national recognition and included the story in their own platforms citing ‘There’s no place like Malin for global entrepreneur Damien McClean‘ Damien gave his insight on working from Donegal in Ireland, citing it as an ideal location for driving business.

“Each morning I have conference calls with our sales people in the Philippines and Malaysia. In the afternoon I catch up with teams in Europe and at night I catch up with the team in Houston, Texas in the US. If things get too stressful and I need to clear my head, its only a five minute walk to the magnificent Five Fingers Strand beach”. Read the full article HERE

Ideal Location

It’s not hard to see why the SIA Flexitanks CEO chose to base himself in Donegal, Ireland with views like these. Damien spent 10 years in Houston and 10 years in the UK, but being back in Malin, Donegal is ”worth any sacrifice in terms of travel time to airports” expressing that he ”can easily manage global operations right from my home office. I have the best connectivity, support and talent around me here in Donegal.”

Five Fingers Strand Beach, Malin Co. Donegal, Ireland

About SIA Flexitanks 

SIA Flexitanks are a market leading flexitank manufacturer. We ship bulk liquids; everything from olive oil to wine, around the world in flexible tankers.


In 2001, SIA Flexitanks CEO Damien McClean patented his design of the Multilayer Flexitank. Today, over 80% of the global market is imitating his patented design.


As a market leader and innovator, SIA Flexitanks offer the widest range of compatibility approvals in the flexitank world today. We have quicker production times due to our cutting edge design & automated manufacturing techniques as well as a state of the art ISO22000 certified production facility.


Our customer service is second to none, with offices worldwide, SIA Flexitanks offer local expertise and excellent customer service with our team on hand to to make sure your journey runs smoothly. SIA Flexitanks are with you every step of the way. From the supply of the flexitank, to the installation, to trucking, to technical support, to shipping, to recycling, you can count on Team SIA.

To find out if your product can be transported using a flexitank, Please email our team at

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