Gerard “Gerry” McCaughey is an internationally respected business leader and Chief Executive of Entekra Inc, a firm specializing in the design, engineering and manufacturing of fully integrated off-site solutions (FIOSS™) for the U.S. residential and commercial markets. Named “Industry Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young, McCaughey was an influential force in Europe’s continuing transition to off-site construction of wood frame homes with modern methods of construction (MMC) in factory-controlled environments. In the early 1990s, wood frame homes represented less than one percent of homes built on that continent. Today, FIOSS is used to build more than 30 percent of new homes in the U.K. and Ireland and nearly 70 percent in Scotland.
McCaughey was the Founder and Chief Executive of Century Homes in Ireland, and later named Chief Executive of Kingspan Century following the $100 million acquisition of Century by the European building materials giant Kingspan Group Plc. By focusing on fully automating the construction process with integrated technologies, McCaughey propelled Century from a small start-up operation of four employees into Europe’s largest provider of fully-integrated offsite solutions (FIOSS), with market share in excess of 40 percent in Ireland and a dominant position in the U.K. At the time of its sale to Kingspan, Century Home’s unit production would place the company among the top five homebuilders in the United States based on volume.
From 2009 to 2016, McCaughey served as Chief Executive of Infineco, providing executive-level strategy consulting to businesses making the transition to offsite construction, sustainable building and clean energy. In this role, he helped raise more than $75 million for U.S. companies, providing them with the capital to effectively exploit new technologies and attain market leadership positions.