Thursday 18 July 2019

Milford-born CEO celebrates 'Large Company of the Year' win

Tech and data company founded by Milford man Sean Sheehan

Wisetek founder Sean Sheehan of Milford
Wisetek founder Sean Sheehan of Milford

Maria Herlihy

A rebel based company with a Milford native at the helm scooped the 'Large Company of the Year Award' at the Cork Chamber gala banquet which was held on Friday.

Sean Sheehan, is CEO of Wisetek which is regarded as a global leader in advanced IT asset disposal, data destruction, technology reuse and manufacturing services.

The firm was one of three companies short-listed for an award. The others in the category were Amarenco and Johnson & Perrott. 

Recently, Wisetek announced it is opening  a branch in the UK market with a facility in Reading, where it will initially hire over 10 new employees with that number set to grow.

The Cork based company has previously expanded into the United States where it is located in Austin, Texas and Sacramento in California as well as the Middle East; and there is also a facility in Thailand with plans to expand into further into South-East Asian markets.

Sean said he was obviously delighted to win the prestigious award, adding that is an honour to be acknowledged in this manner by The Cork Chamber of Commerce. 

"The services provided by Wisetek are becoming essential in the market and this is recognised by companies here in Ireland and also internationally. The successful development of our business in Ireland and abroad is down to the great team of people we have across the company and the award it due to their endeavours," he added.

Bill O'Connell, President of Cork Chamber, said that the Cork Company of the Year Awards provide a wonderful platform for Cork's most pioneering businesses to celebrate success.

"It has been a fantastic journey for all of us on the judging panel over the last few months, getting to meet an impressive and diverse mix of companies who are leading the way in innovating, transforming our business landscape, leaving a lasting mark on both Cork and the world," he added.