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Paddy Mc Dermott

Paddy is a seasoned leader who has experienced success leading global functions in a multicultural environment. Experience has involved start-up activity as well as development and consolidation at different stages. He has worked mainly in the medical device industry, but has gained his expertise throughout the value-chain.  

Strategic business development, operational efficiency and building engagement in workforces are key skills picked up through 30+ years of leadership, 20 of these in assorted global leadership roles. 

His roles have encompassed : 

  • setting up two manufacturing plants 
  • building a global supply-chain organisation from scratch 
  • managing global key accounts, worth €250mm/annum 
  • building a global operational excellence strategy 
  • establishing new business models to enhance growth 
  • leading a global research and development operation 
  • Successfully managing a global organisation through a difficult change process 

Currently working with SMEs and start-ups, supporting their evolution and development. He is also involved with the HBAN network and sits on the board of some start-up organisations. 

His base degree in industrial engineering in Galway has been supplemented by an M.Sc in management practice from Trinity and a diploma in directorship from the Institute of Directors. He has been involved in mentoring for over 20 years, taking a strong interest in fostering talent across the globe. His work with SMEs continues in this area. 

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