Zimmer Biomet’s Excellence in Training and Continuing Professional Development is Recognised by Engineers Ireland

Left to right: Pictured with a cross-representative group of employees, Claude Costelloe, General Manager of Zimmer Biomet Ireland manufacturing facilities, is presented with the CPD Accredited Employer Standard Certificate award by Aidan O’Flaherty, Associate Director, Engineers Ireland. The picture shows employees from Clare, Galway, Limerick, Tipperary, Mayo and Offaly. Left to right: Maeve McLoughlin, Maura Fitzgerald, Cormac Lee, Dermot Stanley, Tom Larkin, Tina Fagg, Christine Conneely, Dermot Gannon, Rob Geary, John Fennessey, Daniel Cyganek, Timmy Mulvihill,  Brian McDonnell, Janet Durcan, Kate Graham, James Brady, Rebecca Carey,  Richard McHale and Aisling Davis.


Shannon Chamber is pleased to note that member company Zimmer Biomet, a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, has recently been awarded the prestigious Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accredited Employer Standard from Engineers Ireland. A leading employer in Shannon and Oranmore, Galway, Zimmer Biomet’s footprint in Ireland features two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities plus a professional education centre that attracts healthcare professionals from around the world.


Presenting the award, Aidan O’Flaherty, Associate Director, Engineers Ireland, congratulated the Zimmer Biomet team, “This is the national benchmark that recognises excellence in delivering continuing professional development training to engineers. Zimmer Biomet first won accreditation in 2010 and has successfully completed the process several times since. On this occasion, re-accreditation featured a written submission, a detailed audit and interviews with engineering employees. Assessment criteria included evidence of CPD policy and strategy, competency frameworks, talent support programmes, mentoring, continuous improvement through creative problem solving and innovative solution, knowledge sharing and knowledge management plus links to external learning. I want to thank Zimmer Biomet for its strong commitment to excellence and extend my congratulations to Claude and the team for attaining this best-in-class award.”


“Our people are at the very heart of our success,” said Claude Costelloe, General Manager of Zimmer Biomet’s Ireland manufacturing facilities. “We are committed to helping each and every one of our Team Members achieve their full potential. We are delighted to be recognised by Engineers Ireland and believe that this CPD framework will enable us to develop our team and deliver our strategic business objectives in Ireland.”




About Zimmer Biomet

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare. We design, manufacture and market orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; office-based technologies; spine, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products. We collaborate with healthcare professionals around the globe to advance the pace of innovation. Our products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. Together with healthcare professionals, we help millions of people live better lives. We have operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sell products in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.zimmerbiomet.com or follow Zimmer Biomet on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zimmerbiomet.


About Engineers Ireland

With over 25,000 members from every discipline of engineering, Engineers Ireland is the voice of the engineering profession in Ireland. The organisation has been representing the engineering profession since 1835, making it one of the oldest and largest professional bodies in Ireland. Members come from every discipline of engineering, and range from engineering students to fellows of the profession. Engineers Ireland’s CPD [Continuing Professional Development] Accredited Employer standard is the national benchmark for organisations across all sectors of engineering. Over 120 leading engineering employers are harnessing this national CPD framework to raise competence levels and deliver tangible business benefits. For more information, visit www.engineersireland.ie