On Friday November 17th over 350 business leaders from across Kildare came together to attend the annual Kildare Business Awards Gala Ball in association with Clark which took place in the K Club.
The guests included Mayor of Kildare Martin Miley, Fiona O’Loughlin TD, CEO of Kildare County Council Peter Carey, President of Maynooth University Professor Philip Nolan, President of County Kildare Chamber Maureen Bergin and former Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton.
At the event Eamonn Sinnott, Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel Corporation and the General Manager of Intel in Ireland, was named as the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Business Award. Eamonn received the award to a standing ovation and in his acceptance speech outlined the huge contribution Intel have made in Kildare since they first located in Ireland in 1989. Eamonn outlined that Intel employ 4900 people directly and contribute €921 million annually to the Irish economy.
Speaking about the Outstanding Achievement Award Allan Shine, CEO of the Chamber said “The contribution Intel has made to the economy here in Kildare is unprecedented and Eamonn as the General manager is a very worthy recipient of this award.”
He also noted that that this year the Chamber received a record number of applications for the category awards on offer. He outlined how 2017 to date has been a great year for business in Kildare; “Unemployment continued to fall, business sentiment continues to increase and there is a huge air of optimism in the county”.
Eamonn Sinnott also recently received a University College Dublin (UCD) Alumni Award. The UCD Alumni Awards are presented each year to ten of the University’s notable graduates who have achieved excellence in their fields of expertise. The awards are the University’s leading annual event honouring outstanding Alumni, nominated by peers and faculty, who reflect the very best of ambition, application and achievement.
This year’s awardees were selected in recognition of excellence in the arts, health, business, agriculture, sport, engineering and architecture, academic research and impact, social science and law. Eamonn Sinnott was the recipient of the business award and was presented with his award at the event on November 10th by UCD President Professor Andrew J Deeks and Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean of UCD College of Business.
Eamonn Sinnott Biography
Eamonn Sinnott is Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel Corporation and the General Manager of Intel in Ireland.
Eamonn joined Intel in 1991 and has held a variety of management positions in Ireland and in the USA. Eamonn became General Manager of Intel Ireland in 2010 and has been instrumental in securing the record $7 billion upgrade to the Leixlip campus, which was completed in 2015, enabling the production of Intel’s leading edge process technologies and products from Ireland. Prior to joining Intel, Eamonn worked as an engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation and as a manufacturing manager at Nuvotem.
Eamonn received an MBA from University College Dublin in 2000 and a Bachelor of Science from Trinity College in 1986. Eamonn is a former President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland and is a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering. In 2015, Eamonn was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from Dublin Institute of Technology. Eamonn is the current chair of the Mid-East Action Plan for Jobs, a board member of Technology Ireland and a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.
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