Delivering collaboration through standardisation
Keynote Speakers Include

Dr. Leo Fleming-Farrell – Quality, EHS, and Regulatory Affairs Manager - Celestica Leixlip

Dr. Leo Fleming-Ferrell holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc Mgmt.) from Trinity College Dublin, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Dublin City University Ireland, Masters of Science from the Institute of Technology Carlow and a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Phoenix USA. Leo has diplomas in industrial engineering; he is a lead auditor quality systems auditing both in ISO 9000 and ISO 13485 Medical Devices.

He has trained in the USA as a black belt in Six-Sigma. Leo has more than 30 years, experience working in a wide range of manufacturing industries including, medical diagnostic chemicals, medical devices, inclusive of aseptic filling and precision laboratory liquid handling equipment, printing, masterbatches, and plastics.
He has held management positions both international and national level in the areas of quality, operations, environment, health, and safety. Leo has worked on five continents and lived in Germany, France, and Switzerland. Leos current role is Quality, EHS, and Regulatory Affairs Manager - Celestica Ireland Ltd, Leo’s main academic interests are in the practical application of continuous improvement and sustainability in manufacturing type organizations.

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Caroline Geoghegan – ISO Consultant – CG Business Consulting

CG Business Consulting was founded in 2009 by Caroline Geoghegan. Caroline is a Chartered Quality Professional with over 16 years of experience in advisory and management roles within the construction, banking, finance, insurance and consultancy sectors.

Caroline holds a B.A. in Business Studies, a Safety, Health and Environmental Diploma, is a Certified Lead Auditor and holds a Master Trainer Certificate from the Irish Management Institute (IMI).

Caroline has significant experience in developing and delivering ISO Management Systems, she has worked with hundreds of businesses in Ireland, UK and America where she assisted them in the development and implementation of their management systems across a variety of industry sectors including Professional Services, Finance, Local Authority, Government, Training & Education, Transport & Logistics, Waste Management, Utilities, Banking, Manufacturing, Motorway Maintenance, Engineering and Construction sectors.

Caroline is regarded as a leader in her field and has developed a strong reputation for being passionate, professional, dedicated, results driven, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very much client-focused.

In 2015 she was also recognised by Business and Finance as one of the top movers and shakers in Ireland.   Caroline has consistently been highly recommended by many other organisations and is described by her clients as an “outstanding professional with relentless energy”.  Caroline has recently been appointed to the board of Quality Ireland.

Since 2009 Caroline and her team have assisted over four hundred businesses in Ireland, UK and America to achieve certification to international standards such as:

  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001  Environmental Management System
  • OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management System
  • ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System
  • ISO 27001 Information Security Management System
  • ISO 50001 Energy Management System
  • ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System

Caroline has a strong reputation for her ability to work effectively with personnel from CEOs to front line operational staff. As an expert in her field, she provides high quality solutions that are simple to understand, delivered on time and within budget. Caroline keenly promotes knowledge transfer to those she works with thus empowering people and making them self-sufficient within their own organisations.

Caroline is described by clients as:

Absolutely superb. She is very thorough. Her technical knowledge and attention to detail are second to none.

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Jim Leahy – Abbvie (Ballytivnan)– EHS Champion

Early Career

Jim launched his career with Sisk as a Site Engineer, later moving to Telectron Telecom, a fully integrated design and manufacturing company as a Production Engineer. He was then recruited by Storage Technology Computers, a Tape and Disc drive computer manufacturer as a manufacturing Engineer. He subsequently worked for AT&T as a Senior Engineer specialising in product transfer, new product introduction and process automation before being quickly promoted to Engineering Manager.

Abbott, 1992-2001

Recruited by Abbott as Engineering Manager in 1992, he was an integral part of the senior management team that transitioned the medical device company from manual assembly to full automation. This activity coincided with a major investment in the facility and its utilities.+

Eutec, 2001-2012

Jim was appointed Managing Director in 2001, and over a period of 5 years transformed  the company culture into dynamic force through training and mentoring, becoming a key supplier to tier 1 contractors working on successful projects in Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Boston Scientific, Seagate, Hollister amongst others. In addition he developed the company’s Research and Development capability particularly in the area of composting equipment.

AbbVie, 2012-Present

Jim was recruited as a Project Manager during the start-up phase of the company, soon afterwards transitioning into the role of Site Engineering Services Manager which included responsibility for Environment, Health, Safety and Energy. In 2015 he completed a major two year site capital investment program. He is particularly proud of achieving ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001 and ISO 50001 Certification during the year. His aim is to add ISO 55001 by June.

He obtained a Mechanical Engineering Degree from College of Technology, Bolton Street, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Trinity College, a Degree of Master of Engineering Design from UCD, and is a member of Engineers Ireland.

A very recent convert to cycling, he organised and completed the inaugural “ALL for One” AbbVie Cycle Challenge from Sligo to Dublin in 2015.

With the 2nd Annual Cycle Challenge organised for June from Sligo to Cork, not only is he adamant that he will complete the journey but successfully cross the Slieve Bloom and Knockmealdown Mountains on the way to Garryvoe.

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Liam McLaughlin

Liam McLaughlin - Chief Technology Officer - Gen EuropeExpert in energy efficiency and internationally recognized energy management. He is a marine engineer from the Cork Institute of Technology, with a certificate of competence in Class 1 and an MBA from the Open University. He has developed his career in the field of energy management since 1990.
He is Certified Energy Manager International (CEMI) AEE (Association of Energy Engineers).Member of the technical committee TC 301 of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) since its foundation in 2009, is editor and reviewer of international energy management standards (ISO 50001 and derivatives, such as ISO 50002, ISO 50015).Recognized as an international expert in energy management for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and leading trainer at ISO, he directs the training that this organization teaches in more than 16 countries today.
He has also developed and delivered training and lectures at various universities and representatives of national energy agencies from more than 100 countries.He is a technical expert at INAB (Irish National Accreditaion Board), accrediting certification bodies in ISO 50001.He has led the implementation of Energy Management Systems for numerous international clients, directing the process of planning, data analysis, training and operation, and especially focused on the technical visits of search of energy saving measures, definition of performance indicators Energy Audits, and Retrocommissioning (RCx).GEN Europe coordinates and supports the energy efficiency work of our customers, focusing on a systematic approach to energy management, improving energy efficiency and reducing costs.

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Paul Moloney - Energy Management Officer - Lidl Ireland GmbH / Lidl Northern Ireland GmbH

Paul leads the development and implementation of Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland’s energy strategy, where he is responsible for optimising the energy performance of approximately 200 properties.This includes a growing portfolio of 192 stores, 4 warehouses and 1 head office. In 2017 Lidl became one of the first major retailer in Ireland to achieve ISO 50001 certification across its entire network of properties, marking a significant milestone on their energy journey.

Paul has held a variety of technical and non-technical positions in Germany and the UK, spanning sectors such as energy utilities, wind farm development, datacentres and eco buildings. During his time in the UK he volunteered with the EU Fuel Poverty Network, conducting research on behalf of Islington Council’s SHINE Scheme. This scheme aims to combat seasonal health issues experienced by the most vulnerable of society and has delivered over 20,000 energy interventions to date.

In 2013 Paul Moloney was awarded the School of Engineering Excellence Award and in 2014 he received a Masters Scholarship at NUI Galway, before graduating with a Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering. As part of his research he played an important role in the development of Boston Scientific’s Global Energy Management System (GEMS), with a research emphasis on developing techniques for diverse property portfolio energy management.

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Richard Beacham - IMSM Ltd - ISO Specialist

Richard has been with IMSM since its infancy. Originally a lawyer, he has always had an interest in what makes a company tick so the opportunity to work with such a variety of businesses through ISO certification couldn’t be better.

Richard started the US operations a couple of years after joining IMSM and now has a client base that extends throughout North America, Europe and Asia, ranging from small independent manufacturers to major corporations, and data security companies that contract to UK and USA Government departments.

Richard has seen IMSM grow over the years which gives him an invaluable and detailed insight into the process a company needs to go through to gain certification. He spends ten days a month in the US working with clients around Virginia, Maryland and DC and the rest his time is spent in the UK.

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Paul Boylan - Vivid Edge - Technical Director

Setting aside my passions for Engineering, Project Management, Premises Operations and Maintenance etc., I am very engaged in matters of Energy optimisation, sustainability and my focus in recent years has been on implementing energy/environmental initiatives, sharing best practices, raising awareness and closing the loop on the many strands associated with 'being green'. These strands range anywhere from corporate social responsibility to participation in the green economy.

I am currently Technical Director and Co-Founder with Vivid Edge, a company that finances energy efficiency projects which enables organisations to gain access to cutting edge energy efficiency equipment which amongst other things results in immediate cost savings, increased operational resilience and reduced emissions with no capital outlay.

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Maria McKeown – NSAI Business Excellence Lead Auditor

Maria McKeown is the lead auditor within NSAI’s Business Excellence division, engaging with organisations to achieve certification to management systems.

Her role includes performing pre-assessment, registration and surveillance audits to management systems, such as ISO 9001 for Quality Management and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management. The scope of Maria’s work includes auditing in Ireland, UK, Holland, USA and the UAE.

Maria was actively involved in the systematic review of OHSAS18001:2007 and OHSAS18001:2008 at an international level and participated in the development of the new ISO 45001 for Occupational Health and Safety.

Additionally she has participated on NSAI’s technical mirror committees, which are responsible for developing the national position on a particular standard, such as the ISO 31000 mirror committee for Risk Management and the ISO 26000 mirror committee for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Maria holds a BSc. in Occupational Health and Safety from University College Dublin

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Tara Kenny - Health and Safety Manager, Combilift Monaghan

Tara Kenny is the Health and Safety Manager with Combilift, the forklift manufacturer and material handling solutions provider.

Tara joined Combilift in advance of the completion of its new 46,500 sq m Global Headquarters. She is responsible for the implementation of a health and safety framework throughout the company and works with staff at all levels to support and embed a positive culture towards excellence on all H&S matters

Tara led the process to achieve and maintain the OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification for the new Combilift Global Headquarters.

Certified to international quality and safety management standards, the new €50 million Combilift Global Headquarters and manufacturing facility has also been awarded ISO 9001 international quality management system.

Tara has previously held health and safety positions in the food manufacturing, transport and training sectors. She holds a Masters in Environmental Health and Safety Management from Dublin Institute of Technology and a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Applied Science - Occupational Health and Safety and Hygiene from NUI Galway.

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Elaine Sheridan - Waterford IT

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Ian Boylan - Target Energy

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Peter Moran - Abbvie

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Paschal Walsh - Boliden

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Michael Dodd - Garda

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Clive Derham - Garda

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Jason Doherty - SEAI

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Leonard Keane - Roche Ireland

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Declan White - Enterprise Ireland

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Kevin Donovan - Roadstone

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Brendan Bergin - Irish Aviation Authority

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John Murphy - Heineken

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Míde Ni Shuilleabhain - Croke Park

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Bogdan Vranes - Mainstream Energy

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Aine Healy - Glan Agua

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Laura Davis - Neopost

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