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Three new appointments have been made to Shannon Chamber’s board of directors.

CEO of Modular Automation, Vivian Farrell, Siobhan Roche General Manager of Precision Tool Group and Órlaith Borthwick, Manager of the Careers and Employability Service at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) were appointed at the 24th annual general meeting of Shannon Chamber held last week.

Helen Downes, CEO of Shannon Chamber detailed the key strengths each individual will bring to the table. “Leading a highly innovative and successful indigenous company delivering complete automation integration solutions to customers in Europe, North America and beyond, Vivian brings an expansive understanding of what it takes to create an operation of scale in the Mid-West, always mindful of delivering customer value through exceptional teamwork.

“Siobhan has significant experience of the challenges and opportunities of running manufacturing companies in the Mid-West and is keen to ensure companies can remain competitive in the region and encourage business growth and economic development for the future. Órlaith brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise including effective relationship development and management, building and managing successful collaborations, and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders in complex environments, gained from her experience over 20 years across the public and private sector,” Downes added.

They now join a board which already includes, Stephen Keogh (President), Managing Partner, Sellors LLP, Eoin Gavin (Vice President), Managing Director, Eoin Gavin Transport, Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group plc, Helen Downes, CEO, Shannon Chamber, Kevin Thompstone, Managing Director, the Thompstone Group, Claude Costelloe, General Manager, Zimmer Biomet Ireland, Damian Gleeson, Partner, Audit and Assurance, Grant Thornton, Mark Nolan, Managing Director, Dromoland Castle Hotel, Ian Barrett, Managing Director, Care You Ltd, David Brown, Self Employed Owner/Manager and Edmund Jennings, Managing Director, CREGG Group.

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