Specialists in Life Science Automation and IT Systems

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  • PAT DESMOND

    CEO

    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 Business Development and Strategic Management functions within SimoTech.

  • BRIAN CLUNE

    Director of Talent Management

    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 strategic and operational leadership of the Talent Acquisition, HR and Client Services functions within SimoTech.

  • STEPHEN BARRY

    Director of Engineering

    Stephen has over 17 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 strategic and operational leadership of the Technical Consultancy, Inhouse Engineering and Technical Project Delivery functions within SimoTech.

  • NIALL RANDLES

    Director of Operations

    Niall is an operations and financial management professional, with extensive experience in industrial automation project delivery. He has over 18 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 strategic and operational leadership of the H&S, Quality, Finance, IT and Facilities functions within SimoTech.

  • DENIS GOREY

    Director of Managed Services

    Denis has more than 35 years of industrial automation experience in the areas of Automation Project Management, Automation Strategy, Design, System Supports and Maintenance for the following sectors: Biopharma, Energy, Food & Beverage and General process industries. Denis is a certified PMP and has held senior management roles in both divisional and regional management positions. His has extensive experience in the management of day-to-day operation, project delivery, proposal generation, project execution, resource assignment to projects, performance reviews, staff skill assessment, training plan development, staff/contractor recruitment, business support to sales/customers among others.

    Denis is responsible for Managed Services Strategy and Operations, which covers site based project managed services and Front Line Support services, ensuring that they are delivered to our customers in the most efficient manner and to the highest quality.

  • MARIAN MCGURRIN

    HR Manager

    Marian has over 16 years of experience in the recruitment industry and has held both agency and in-house roles. She has specific expertise in talent acquisition and management for the Science & Engineering sector and has worked with some of Ireland’s leading organisations in the Life Sciences sector.

    Marian is responsible for leading the HR function within SimoTech, delivering a best in class service to our staff and contractor across our various sites and head office.

  • AISHLYN KERR

    Talent Acquisition Lead

    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 is responsible for leading the day to day activity of the Talent Acquisition team within SimoTech.

  • NEIL O’SULLIVAN

    Finance Lead

    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 23 years experience with 10 years working directly in the Industrial Automation sector.

    Neil is responsible for leading the Finance function within SimoTech.

  • DANIEL DESMOND

    Quality and Health & Safety Manager

    Daniel is an experienced Quality and Health & 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 leading the Quality and Health & Safety functions within SimoTech.

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