Intel Ireland gets vote of confidence with three new Irish vice presidents
Intel has given its Irish operation a significant vote of confidence, making vice presidents of three senior Irish managers.
On Thursday night, the tech giant announced that Noel Murphy, Paul Scully and John Healy have joined the ranks of its elite management ranks.
Mr Murphy, a Corkman who is currently the general manager of the chip company’s wearable as and internet-of-things division here, has been named as vice president of Intel’s Platform Engineering Group.
Galway-bred Paul Scully, who is Intel’s European human resources director, gets a bump up to become vice president of human resources.
Meanwhile, Limerick graduate John Healy has been chosen as vice president of the company's Data Centre Group.
The newly-promoted crop of Irish executives represents a busy period of Irish executives’ promotion into Intel’s senior decision-making ranks.
There are now 11 Irish vice presidents in Intel.
This includes three vice presidents of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group -- Eamonn Sinnott, who is general manager of Intel Ireland, Joe McDonnell, Fab 22 plant manager (now based in Arizona) and Ann-Marie Holmes, Fab 24 factory manager.
Cork-born Ann Kelleher is a recently elevated corporate vice president and general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group.
Rory McInerney, based at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara, was recently promoted to the role of corporate vice president and is the general manager of the scalable performance CPU Development Group.
US-based Margaret Burgraff is vice president of the Software and Services Group, while Paul Walsh is vice president for Engineering Services and is the Cork site leader in the Intel Security Group.
Meanwhile, Kevin O’Dwyer is vice president for Inside Sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in the Intel Security Group.
Intel has a more than 300 vice presidents. However, the pace at which Irish executives are being promoted suggests that staff who have come through the Leixlip plant, which employs over 5,000 people, are regarded s being in the vanguard of the firm’s leadership hopefuls.