Irish Medtech announces new Chair

March 15, 2024

Irish Medtech, the Ibec group representing the medtech sector, announced Padhraic McGinn, CEO of Mergon Group, as its new Board Chair.

On accepting the position Padhraic reflected that, “As the voice of the medtech industry with more than 250 members throughout the island of Ireland, the association has an important role to play in promoting the sustainable development of this life changing industry. Not only does medtech save and transform lives, it also offers incredible opportunities for meaningful career paths. Having this opportunity to lead the board, and ensure Ireland continues to be recognised as one of the world’s leading medtech hubs is an honour.”

Dr Eoghan Ó Faoláin, Irish Medtech Director said, “Our vision is for Ireland to be strongly positioned as a global leader in innovative patient centred medical technology solutions, helping to set the future global healthcare agenda, with a proven ecosystem that is a major contributor to the economy. With over 25 years executive leadership experience in medtech pharma, along with small and large molecule processes and precision mechanical/ electronic devices Padhraic has incredible insight to offer. We are luck to have someone with his exceptional track record in delivering multi-site business transformation using Shingo, people engagement, process improvement and digital factory systems join the list of incredible association chairs.”

Padhraic McGinn was elected Chair at the Irish Medtech’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) which took place in Cork. Jackie Murphy, General Manager at Alcon was elected as Vice-Chair.