March 2015 Business Briefing

Boston Scientific Limited, Cork Business & Technology Park, Model Farm Rd. is the location of our March 2015 business briefing and it takes place on Monday March 30th starting at 6.30pm

We are delighted to have:                                                                                   Cathal Reilly, Director of Engineering, address the group on Automation & Technology in the Medical Device Sector

Cathal joined Boston Scientific Cork in 1998 and is currently the Director of Engineering. He has held a number of key manufacturing and technical positions, most notably the Director of Manufacturing role for 6 years where his organisation had 1,300 employees at its peak. Cathal’s role involves the continued improvement in manufacturing technologies and practices, including the introduction of new products, to better serve the key customers and stakeholders of the Cork facility.

Prior to joining Boston Scientific, Cathal worked for 4 years with Tyco Sensormatic in Cork. Cathal hold an Engineering Degree from the University of Limerick and is an MBA graduate from University College Cork.

Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Massachusetts, USA, Boston Scientific is a public company listed on the NYSE (BSX).

It employs 23,000 people and is a global leader in the development of less-invasive medical devices. Boston Scientific is committed to continued investment in Research, Development and Innovation, investing $817m in 2014

First established in Ireland in 1994, Boston Scientific has grown to be the largest medical device employer in Ireland. Through its 3 Irish sites – located in Clonmel, Cork, and Galway – the company employs approx. 4,000 people and exports approx. 9 million medical devices worldwide annually, including stents, balloons, platinum coils, catheters, inflation devices,  pacemakers and ICDs. The Irish manufacturing operation is an integral part of the corporations manufacturing strategy and capability.

The Cork site was established in 1998 as part of the company’s manufacturing expansion plans, the site produces a diversified portfolio of products that serve several divisions of the corporation.  The site combines leading edge manufacturing technologies with the capability to quickly commercialise new products for its division customers. Major businesses supported include products manufactured for Peripheral Intervention, Endoscopy, and Interventional Cardiology.

Boston Scientific’s manufacturing philosophy is built around the core tenets of Quality, Empowerment, Teamwork and incorporates the principles of Lean and Six Sigma. There will be a brief plant tour as part of the business briefing.

After the presentations, there will be a networking opportunity with light refreshments served.

The CEIA would like to thank Cathal for taking the time to talk with us. We would also like to thank Sean Gayer, Tom Mangan and the team at BSL who generously agreed to host this event.

Please register by Email to info@ceia.ie  if you wish to attend.