Director of Academic Programmes
Finbarr has over 25 years of experience at senior levels within the Semiconductor and Pharmaceutical industries. He was director of continuous improvement & training with Wyeth, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Prior to Wyeth, he was skills training manager, with Intel Ireland, Co. Kildare. He also held the position of test development engineer with Analog Devices Incorporated, Limerick. In 2008 he established BusinessExcellence.ie and currently works with businesses across several sectors (including Pharma) in Ireland to drive business improvements. Finbarr’s expertise is in the following areas: strategy development, process improvement, creativity & innovation, lean thinking, six sigma, process measurement, training design & delivery, competency assessment, change management and neuro linguistic programming.
Michael is an accomplished Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Lean Consultant with an extensive background across the food sector. He is a provider of technical expertise to semi state sector and private enterprises. He holds a strong and proven track record in developing and maintaining customer and supplier relations whilst driving quality standards, managing cost reduction initiatives, driving continuous improvement processes and product development as well as leading HACCP and food safety trainer, third party auditor and provider of technically upskilled staff to the food industry.His expertise includes Environmental Health, Legal Compliance, BRC Global Standard for Food Safety for Food and Packaging. Michael is skilled in CV and interview preparation, helping students to establish meaningful careers in the Irish food industry and is an associate lecturer with TU Dublin. He designed the Innopharma Education programmes for the Food Industry and is a Lecturer on our Level 6, Level 8 and Level 9 programmes since 2014.