Engineers Ireland President 2013/14

Engineers Ireland President 2013/14

14 June 2013 at 12:06

Dr John O'Dea has assumed the role of President of Engineers Ireland for 2013/14 year. John received the chain of office at the AGM on 13th June from outgoing President Michael Phillips.

With 22 years experience in the medical device industry, John has overseen the successful launch of eight electronic medical device products in the past fourteen years. He co-founded Caradyne, an Irish respiratory medical device company in 1998, which was selling products in 30 countries prior to its acquisition by Respironics Inc. in 2004.

He holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Electronics Engineering all from University College Dublin, and an MSc in Clinical Research from NUI Galway. Prior to founding Crospon, he served as General Manager of Respironics Ireland. In the past 20 years he has held R&D management positions in Nellcor Puritan Bennett and engineering positions in Digital Equipment Inc. and in Dataproducts Inc. 

He is a named author on eight issued U.S. patent families. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the School of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway where he is Chairman of the External Advisory Board for the Irish Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI). He is Chairman of the Irish Medical Devices Association.