Global roles for Cork EMC executives

Vice-president of global logistics, Bill O'Connell, and vice-president of global manufacturing operations, Aidan Trindle, who have been newly appointed by EMC, which employs more than 3,000 people in Ireland.

Two senior executives at EMC’s Cork operations, Aidan Trindle and Bill O’Connell, have been promoted to global roles within the company.

Mr Trindle has been promoted to vice-president of global manufacturing operations, while Mr O’Connell has been appointed vice-president of global logistics.

Mr Trindle, who most recently served as senior director of manufacturing operations, is now responsible for the quality manufacturing of the entire suite of EMC products, exporting to 123 countries across the globe, from Ireland.

He will lead a team of almost 900 people in Cork, serving EMC’s international customer base outside North America.

A computer studies graduate from University College Cork, Mr Trindle joined EMC 20 years ago and holds a masters in supply chain management, as well as qualifications from the University of Limerick and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

He is currently studying for a diploma in data business at UCC, a programme launched last year, which was designed by EMC and SAS and run jointly by the Irish Management Institute and UCC.

Mr O’Connell’s promotion to vice-president of global logistics comes after he held a variety of roles across manufacturing and the supply chain at EMC.

In his new role, Mr O’Connell is responsible for a global team, managing the shipping, delivery and post-sales customer service support of EMC products in over 140 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

He will manage a large and diverse team across various regions including Cork, Europe, Cairo, China, as well as multiple locations in North America and Canada.

With over 25 years at EMC, Mr O’Connell joined the company in 1989 having graduated with a bachelor of arts in computer science and mathematics from UCC, a higher diploma in education and an MSc in supply chain management.


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