Event: Congratulations to CIT Graduates at Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2012
Friday, 09 November 2012
On 9th November, the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2012 were presented at a glittering ceremony, hosted by RTE’s Mary Kennedy, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. CIT graduates were very much to the forefront of the accolades presented at the Excellence Awards 2012.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Company of the Year Award.
CIT Mechanical Engineering Graduate Alan Bateman, Automation and Control Engineering Manager at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, was presented on behalf of Janssen Supply Chain (Ireland) with the Engineers Ireland Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Company of the Year Award.
Cork-based multinational Janssen’s overhaul of its business model ensured more than 500 hi-tech jobs were sustained across its two locations, Little Island and Ringaskiddy, in Cork. The Engineers Ireland CPD Company of the Year Award aims to recognise and reward the successful and sustainable achievement of an engineering employer’s strategic vision through the use of best practice CPD initiatives.
Technology of the Year Award
CIT Mechanical Engineering Graduate Danny Johnston, Engineering Manager, OpenHydro Technology, was part of a four man team from OpenHydro presented with the Engineers Ireland Technology of the Year Award.
OpenHydro designs and manufactures marine turbines to generate renewable energy from tidal streams. This award highlights Irish innovation in technology that clearly demonstrates a real impact on society, coupled with an actual or future contribution to society.
Short-listed for Chartered Engineer of the Year 2012
CIT Mechanical Engineering Graduate Eoin O'Donovan, Technical Operations and Maintenance Manager for Renewables at Bord Gáis Energy, was short-listed to just six very impressive finalists for Engineers Ireland Chartered Engineer of the Year 2012 from over 450 nominated engineers nationwide and internationally:
Eoin Bambury – Crospon (Winner)
Eoin O’Donovan - Bord Gáis Energy
David Cawley - Allegro Acoustics
Greg Hanna - ESB International
John Noone – Arup
Angela Ryan – Dublin City Council
Eoin O’Donovan joined Bord Gáis Energy in 2010 from SWS Energy, where he was responsible for developing the wind operations team. Prior to SWS, Eoin worked for Pharmaceutical Multinational, GlaxoSmithKline, as a plant reliability engineer. Eoin’s project concerned the Delivery of a Sustainable Operations and Maintenance Management Model in the Wind Industry.
Matthew Cotterell Head of School of Mechanical, Electrical and Process Engineering, CIT; Danny Johnston, Engineering Manager, OpenHydro Technology; Alan Bateman, Automation and Control Engineering Manager, Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Eoin O'Donovan, Technical Operations and Maintenance Manager for Renewables, Bord Gáis Energy; and Seán F. O'Leary, Senior Lecturer, CIT.