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Jim Hoey

Jim Hoey is an experienced Business Advisor based in Wexford specialising in Operational Excellence initiatives, Strategic Business Growth and International Sales Development. In addition Jim is an EI approved Mentor, Lean Manufacturing practitioner and Business Growth Advisor and during the past 10 years he has worked with a variety of EI, IDA and LEO clients. 

During his Industrial career, spanning 30 years he held various positions in Multinational companies in Ireland and Overseas and has specialised in start-up activity (Medtronic, Tarkett and Masonite), company scaling and agile organisation development.   

He has experience of the Chemical, Plastics, Life Sciences, Wood Processing, Food and  Building Products Sectors. He holds a BSc in Chemistry, a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering and is a Green Belt Lean practitioner.  

Between 2006 – 09 Jim held the position of Senior VP for Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East located at the Masonite Corporation CEEME headquarters in Budapest with operating entities in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Israel and Turkey. Prior to that he had been Managing Director of Masonite Ireland since 1996 and  during this time the company grew from start-up to  exporting Building Products to 30 countries in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.   

Jim is a former Chairman of the Irish Productivity Centre and was a member of the National Executive of IBEC and a board member of that Organization for many years. In 2004 he was appointed by the then Tánaiste to the newly formed Enterprise Strategy Group which was charged with developing “a medium term enterprise strategy” and a national policy response to “strengthen the competitiveness of Ireland’s enterprise environment”. 

Areas of  Expertise: 

  • Operational Excellence including Lean and Quality initiatives. 
  • Strategic Profitable Growth. 
  • Start-up Management. 
  • Management Team Development. 
  • Innovation. 
  • Non-Executive Directorship. 

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