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EMC picks Irish execs for top roles

Monday, July 28 10:39:17

EMC, the US multinational that employs over 3,000 people in Ireland, today announced the appointment of two Irish executives to senior roles with significant responsibility within the company.

Aidan Trindle has been promoted to Vice President of Global Manufacturing Operations, while Bill O'Connell has been appointed Vice President of Global Logistics.

Mr Trindle, who most recently served as Senior Director of Manufacturing Operations, is now responsible for the quality manufacturing of the entire suite of EMC products, exporting to 123 countries across the globe from Ireland. He will lead a talented team of almost 900 people in Cork, serving EMC's international customer base outside North America.

A computer studies graduate from University College Cork (UCC), Mr Trindle joined EMC 20 years ago and holds a Master in Supply Chain Management, as well as qualifications from University of Limerick (UL) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is currently studying for a diploma in Data Business at UCC, a programme launched last year which was designed by EMC and SAS and run jointly by the Irish Management Institute and UCC.

Bill O'Connell has been promoted to Vice President of Global Logistics. Prior to this, Mr O'Connell has held a variety of roles across manufacturing and the supply chain at EMC.

In his new role, Mr O'Connell is responsible for a global team, managing the shipping, delivery and post sales customer service support of EMC products in over 140 countries across EMEA, Asia and the Americas. He will manage a large and diverse team across various regions including Cork, Europe, Cairo, China as well as multiple locations in North America and Canada.

With over 25 years at EMC, Mr O'Connell joined the company in 1989 having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Mathematics from UCC, a Higher Diploma in Education and an MSc in Supply Chain Management.

Both appointments follow the promotion of Bob Savage to lead four EMC Centres of Excellence across Europe, Middle East and Africa last month.

The EMC COE in Ireland is one of eight Centres of Excellence across the globe, providing engineering and research development, customer service, IT and technical support, and customer briefings the foundation of EMC's presence in key markets. Last year, EMC announced the creation of 200 highly skilled jobs and the opening of a new office in Cork, as part of a fresh E100 million investment in Ireland.

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