Operations Director, Reagecon
Chairperson of Shannon Chamber Skillnet Steering Committee
A graduate of NUIG, Vicky has worked in the field of human resources since 1998. She started her career as an HR Advisor for the financial services group, INVESCO in London prior to joining Reagecon in 2004.
A member of CIPD, Vicky has also graduated from the University of Limerick with an MSc in Human Resource Management – her areas of remit at Reagecon include HR, Training and Health and Safety.
Managing Director, CREGG Group
A microbiology and biochemistry graduate from the National University Galway (BSc, HDip in Ed, Dip QA.,) Edmund Jennings is managing director of the CREGG Group – a group of independent companies involved in automation, European sales, outsourcing, recruitment, and resources, that collectively trade under the Group banner.
Edmund took up the position of Chairman of Shannon Chamber Skillnet in September of 2015.
Talent Management Specialist, Modular Automation
Tara Deer is a Talent Management Specialist at Modular Automation. Her role includes developing a talented pipeline of passionate and dedicated engineers and creating an employee experience that retains and develops current talent. Tara’s passion is supporting the business on all things people related.
Tara has numerous years’ experience in commercial marketing roles. Tara joined Modular in 2015 as Marketing Executive. Prior to joining Modular, Tara was based in Dublin where she held a Marketing position with UPC, based in their HQ in East Point Business Park. In this role Tara was responsible for the implementation of successful marketing initiatives.
Tara graduated from Limerick Institute of Technology with an honour’s degree in Business. Tara is currently completing a master’s degree in HRM, perusing her passion of increasing employee relations for increasing employee relations means she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Limerick.
Engineering Manager, Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon
Barry is the Engineering Manager at Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon, a leading aero engine parts repair facility in Shannon. He commenced his career as a product development engineer with Hyster Automated Handling Ltd in Dublin after which he spent a number of years with Crown Gabelstapler GmbH in Munich. Barry returned to Ireland and joined BS&B Safety Systems, Limerick where he worked in a number of different technical and commercial management positions. He joined Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon as Marketing & Sales Manager in 2001.
Barry is a Chartered Engineer with a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from UCD and a Masters of Business Administration and a Postgraduate Diploma in Lean from UL.
Barry is on the National Council for Engineers Ireland and Leads the CPD Working Group for the Thomond region. He is also a member of the Talent Working group in ‘Limerick for Engineering’. Barry is a strong advocate for Continuing Professional Development.
Managing Director, Advanced Technical Concepts Ltd.
Following her studies in Ireland and Germany and prior to joining ATC in November 2008 Marie worked with a scientific organisation in a European role in Strasbourg, France
A committed entrepreneur with a particular interest in business strategy and change management, Marie’s strategy for success is to be customer-focussed, solutions-focussed & always looking for continuous improvement.
Besides her day job Marie is also currently pursuing a part-time MBA at the University of Limerick.
Finance Manager, IDEX Pump Technologies (Ireland) Ltd.
David is an accountant by profession and has spent his entire working career with US multinationals in Ireland, holding senior management roles in operations, customer services, compliance, and finance.
His working experience has and is in the electrical, electronic, and mechanical industries.
David is originally from South Africa but a long-time resident of Shannon and citizen of Ireland.
Helen is responsible for the operational activities of the Chamber, working with the President and Board of Directors in developing the overall strategic plan of the Chamber and coordinating its implementation.
Helen is also the promoter of Shannon Chamber Skillnet.
Network Manager Shannon Chamber Skillnet
Cillian’s role encompasses the co-ordination of training that the network provides over the 12 month period. Through training needs analysis and ongoing dialogue with member companies he aims to facilitate their training needs by providing high quality and excellent programs.