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Former Bord na Mona & Ervia CEO appointed to Board of Shannon Group

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Ex Bord na Mona CEO, Mike Quinn has been appointed to the board of Shannon Group plc.

A native of Limerick, Quinn will serve on the board for a three year term and was selected for the position by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross.

Currently, the CEO of UK based, Doncasters Group which is a leading international manufacturer of high-precision alloy components, the Applied Physics and Electronics Graduate from DCU was also the CEO of Ervia.

Doncasters Group serves the aerospace and automotive markets worldwide with manufacturing plants in the UK, US and Germany. The former Chief Operating Officer of WElink Energy, a global renewables company. Prior to this, Quinn was group vice president of Precision Castparts airframe segment, a US Aerospace manufacturing company. He previously held senior management roles in Tellabs, Stryker and Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon.

He has completed advanced leadership programmes at the University of Michigan, USA, and Canfield University in the UK. More recently, he has attended the authentic leaders programme in Harvard University, and completed the Institute of Directors Diploma course in Company Direction at the Irish Management Institute.

Chairman of Shannon Group, Rose Hynes stated, He brings a wealth of knowledge and his extensive experience in the private, semi-state and aviation industry sectors will be of particular support to Shannon Group as we focus on delivering our ambitious future development strategy. I look forward to working with Mr. Quinn at this exciting and challenging time for Shannon”.

Local elected representatives in the county have consistently voiced their frustration with the absence of Council Chief Executive Pat Dowling from the Board of Shannon Group with numerous requests made to Minister Ross who is no longer a TD.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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