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Intel appoints new Irish Vice President

Intel has announced the promotion of Irish man Rory O’Connor to the role of Vice President of Intel Corporation. Rory O’Connor, who is the Director of Global Logistics at Intel, has become Vice President in the Global Supply Chain organisation.

Based in Ireland, he leads the organisation that manages shipping and delivery to Intel’s global factory network and worldwide customers. Intel manufacturing facilities rely on the logistics team’s ability to move product and equipment as quickly as possible, regardless of conditions.

Intel customers also depend on this same expeditious shipping and delivery, even despite such unpredictable events as volcanoes, labor strikes or epidemics. O’Connor works across Intel and the logistics industry, including global third-party logistics companies, freight forwarders and integrators, to devise strategies and deliver world-class logistics solutions that provide excellent service for Intel customers and help the company grow.

A 30-year veteran of Intel, O’Connor joined as one of Intel Ireland’s first employees in 1990. During his first 10 years with the company, he held various positions across supply planning, customer service and logistics to support Intel Ireland systems manufacturing. He was subsequently named European Logistics Director in Intel’s customer planning and logistics organisation. In that role, O’Connor managed the distribution of capital equipment, raw materials and finished product across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. In 2010, his sphere of responsibility grew to include logistics throughout the Americas region as well. He has served as Director of Global Logistics for Intel since 2015.

Before joining Intel, O’Connor held various roles across manufacturing operations and materials planning at Northern Telecom Ltd.

O’Connor earned a diploma in management and an MBA degree, both from the Open University business school in the United Kingdom. O’Connor is married to Trish and has two children Liam and Shane. He is originally from Co. Westmeath and now lives in Ratoath, Co. Meath.


Irish Vice Presidents at Intel

This brings to nine the number of Irish people who now hold Vice President positions in the company. Cork born Dr. Ann B. Kelleher is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Manufacturing and Operations. Eamonn Sinnott, General Manager of Intel Ireland, Joe McDonnell, Manager of Strategic Planning and Intel Module Repair, who is based in Arizona, and Ann-Marie Holmes, Fab 24 Factory Manager; are all Vice Presidents of Intel’s Manufacturing and Operations organisation. Dermot Hargaden, who is based at Intel’s office in Co. Cork, is General Manager of the Sales and Field Applications Engineering group and Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group.

Noel Murphy is the General Manager, Movidius Engineering and Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Platforms Group. Paul Scully is the a Vice President in the Human Resources organisation where he is the Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa Region and John Healy is the General Manager, Platform Management and Customer Engineering and Vice President, Internet of Things Group.


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