Bord na Mona chief Mike Quinn appointed new CEO of Irish Water's parent Ervia
Mike Quinn has been appointed CEO of Ervia, coming from Bord na Mona were he held position of Managing Director.
According to the commercial semi-state gas and water utility - Irish Water's parent - a "competitive recruitment process" was undertaken.
"We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Mike’s calibre joining our company and at such a pivotal time," Ervia Chair Tony Keohane said.
"Mike Quinn brings to Ervia the experience and commitment to lead our company through its next phase delivering on these significant challenges for Ervia and for Ireland."
Mr Quinn will take up the role on a 7 year contract beginning in October following the departure of outgoing CEO Mr Michael McNicholas who stepped down at the end of May.
Before his role of Bord na Mona MD - a position he held since February 2015 - Mr Quinn was Vice President of Precision Castparts (PCC), a worldwide group of 5 companies, headquartered in the US.
Prior to joining PCC he held various senior management positions in Tellabs, Stryker and Lufthansa Tecknik.
"As one of Ireland’s largest and most important companies Ervia has an enormous responsibility and an unrivalled opportunity to deliver the gas and water infrastructure Ireland needs to grow and thrive into the future while protecting and maximising our wealth of natural assets for future generations," a "delighted" Mr Quinn said.
Mr Keohane thanked outgoing CEO Michael McNicholas and wished him every success as he departs Ervia after four years.
"He has made an enormous contribution to this company and I know my colleagues on the Ervia Board and the senior team across Ervia join me in wishing him the very best for the future," he said.