IOM3 Polymer Seminar Athlone 2020 -CANCELLED – following advice on the prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus we have cancelled this years Seminar. Thank you for your support and all tickets already purchased will be refunded.
Our next event will be a Networking Event in September 2020. More information nearer the date.”
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APR 23rd 2020
Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Hodson Bay Hotel has proudly hosted thousands of conferences throughout the years and is known nationally for its warm welcome and attention to detail. The Hodson Bay Hotel has hosted the annual polymer seminar for over twenty years !
Central location just one hour from Dublin or Galway
Complimentary WiFi and car parking
Ph: (090) 644 2005
Meet The Speakers
Joe has worked in the Petrochemical industry for 37 years mostly in Polymer sales. After nearly 20 years with ExxonMobil, including jobs in Shipping, Business Analysis, Finance and sales – Joe joined JL Goor Materials and moved to Dublin. His Degree in Management was followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Strategy & Innovation. Joe is the Chairman of the IOM Polymers Group Ireland South
Mihir Goradia is a plastics engineer with over 25 years experience in injection moulding of industrial components and extrusion of medical tubings. He has been working with Teleflex Medical (Limerick, Ireland) as a Staff Engineer in extrusions and catheter manufacturing areas since 2001.
He supports manufacturing and new developments in his current role. He holds a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Limerick and a Masters in Management from Smurfit School of Business.
Barry was appointed Plant Manager at the Johnson & Johnson Plant in Limerick in late 2006. Since then the Plant has tripled in size to become the largest in its industry globally. In 2019 he was promoted to his current role where he has responsibility for J&J’s contact lens manufacturing globally.
An AmCham Board member since 24th November 2011, he served as president in 2018. Barry is also a member of the IDA Board since 2015. He was Chairman of the Action Plan for Jobs for the Mid-West, (a Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation program) from 2016 until 2019.
Colin Meade is an Industrial Researcher in Additive Manufacturing at IMR. He has a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering and after graduating worked in the medical devices area. Colin has extensive experience in Concept Generation and Refinement, Prototyping, CAD and Design for Additive Manufacturing and has a number of patents at various states of approval. He is currently exploring the potential for adoption and integration of Additive Manufacturing technology into Irish industry. Colin has extensive experience in designing moulds for medical devices and so brings a great deal of analytical and statistical based design to this project. Colin also lectures in Injection Mould Design at AIT.