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Our Mission

At SimoTech our mission is to continuously act as a trusted service provider of Manufacturing Automation and IT Solutions to the global Life Sciences industry. We will deliver our services with the highest quality and integrity in the best interests of our clients. We understand the critical life changing importance of our clients products to the patients they serve.

About Us

Founded in 2011, SimoTech has grown rapidly to being a recognised leader in the delivery of Manufacturing Automation and IT solutions to the Life Sciences industry. Currently we work with 10 of the Top 20 Global Pharmaceutical and Biotech manufacturers and are expanding our global reach in Ireland, Europe and USA to satisfy customer expectations. 

Our team has extensive experience in the management and delivery of complex technologies including DCS, MES, PLC, SCADA, BMS, Historians and Lab Automation. We ensure right fit solutions by remaining vendor independent at all times.

We have a deep understanding of the challenges of the Life Sciences industry including, ‘time to market’, ‘regulatory compliance’, ‘complex manufacturing processes’, frequent NPI’s. Our services are tailored to reduce the stresses associated with delivering and maintaining the manufacturing processes.

Leadership

  • PAT DESMOND

    Managing Director

    Pat is focused on steering the strategic direction of the business and has the ambition to drive the global business growth plans. He is passionate about the Life Sciences industry and is excited about the direction that enhanced automation system integration and advanced data analytics will bring to the industry, in terms of Compliance, Control and Competitiveness. Pat has over 30 years experience in leading project teams to plan and implement the latest manufacturing automation and IT systems including MES technologies to the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industry.

    Pat leads the Company Management and has overall responsibility for the Sales, Finance and Technical Consultancy business within SimoTech.

  • BRIAN CLUNE

    Operations Director

    Brian is a Strategic and Operations Business Professional with over 26 years experience in all aspects of automation delivery to the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industry. His hands on approach to project delivery has seen him work in every role from design, coding right up to managing business units in excess of 100 engineers.

    Brian has overall responsibility for the Engineering, Recruitment, H&S, Quality and HR functions within SimoTech.

  • STEPHEN BARRY

    Technical Projects Manager

    Stephen has over 15 years’ experience in all aspects of Automation and Control Systems; from front-end design through to commissioning & validation across multiple platforms (Emerson, Rockwell, Siemens). He is a commercially astute engineering professional with extensive project management experience, providing his expertise in delivering multiple client projects.

    Stephen is responsible for inhouse engineering and technical project delivery for SimoTech.

  • MARIAN MCGURRIN

    Recruitment Business Manager

    Marian has over 10 years of experience in the recruitment industry and has held both agency and in-house roles. She has specific expertise in recruitment and talent acquisition for the Science & Engineering sector and has worked with some of Ireland’s leading organisations in the Life Sciences sector. She holds a BA in Business & Management and is a Qualified Black Belt in Digital Recruitment.

    Marian is responsible for the Recruitment and HR functions within SimoTech.

  • LIAM COTTER

    Business Development Manager

    Liam is an experienced technical sales and business development professional with over 20 years’ experience in the electrical, instrumentation, process and building automation sectors. Liam started his career with technical roles including Design Engineer and Automation Project Engineer, before moving into Business Development in 2001. In his current role, he is actively working with clients globally to understand and define their automation requirements. Liam is leveraging his valuable market experience gained over the last 17 years in Business Development roles, to support SimoTech’s next phase of business growth.

  • AISHLYN KERR

    Lead Recruiter

    Aishlyn has over 7 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, with a proven track record of hiring engineers across the life science and engineering industries. Aishlyn has successfully overseen the entire candidate lifecycle process, whilst implementing innovative resourcing strategies. Aishlyn thrives in the talent management arena and is passionate about hiring highly skilled engineers. Aishlyn holds both a BA Economics and a Diploma in Human Resource Management.

    Aishlyn is responsible for leading the day to day activity of the recruitment specialists and managing key accounts.

  • NIALL RANDLES

    Operations Manager

    Niall is an operations and financial management professional, with extensive experience in industrial automation project delivery. He has over 14 years’ professional experience ranging from automation system integration in Pharmaceuticals, Energy and Alumina refining, to finance and operations management in the Clean Energy Technology sector. He has technical expertise in various industrial automation technologies including MES, DCS, PLC/SCADA and IT. Niall has first-hand experience in project origination and finance, feasibility studies, design, commissioning, and production optimisation.

    Niall is responsible for day to day Operations Management within SimoTech.

  • NEIL O’SULLIVAN

    Financial Accountant

    Neil is an ACCA qualified accountant with extensive experience in industry, practice and audit. Neil holds a BA degree in Business and Accounting and has over 10 years experience working in the Industrial Automation sector.

    Neil has overall responsibility for the Finance function within SimoTech.

  • DANIEL DESMOND

    Health & Safety & Quality Manager

    Daniel is an experienced Quality and Health and Safety Manager with extensive experience in Administration and Operations Management in both the commercial and the not-for-profit sectors. Daniel holds a BA degree in Philosophy and Communications and an MA in Philosophy. He is also trained in Project Management and Digital Recruiting.

    Daniel is responsible for Quality and Health & Safety and day to day IT systems administration.

Our Values

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    A firm decision to give your time and energy to something that you believe

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    The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles

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    Firm belief in the truth, reliability or ability of someone or something

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    Success that is achieved by your actions or efforts

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    An agreement to work together towards a mutual end goal

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