Excelsys Technologies Announces Major Organizational Changes
CORK, IRELAND — Excelsys Technologies, a provider of high-efficiency AC/DC electronic power systems for medical, industrial and military applications, announces that Gary Duffy has decided to retire as chief executive officer, effective June 30. The board of Excelsys has appointed Conor Duffy to take over as CEO. Gary will remain as a special advisor to Excelsys in support of the transition to the new CEO, and he will continue to sit on the Excelsys Board of Directors.
“After 11 years leading Excelsys, I’m looking forward to stepping back from the day-to-day operations of the business,” said Gary Duffy. “I took over in 2006, relocating the business from Dublin and establishing our headquarters in Cork. Since then we have built up a world-class global team of engineering, operations and sales personnel. With consistent double-digit annual growth rates, we have firmly established Excelsys as the number one modular configurable power systems designer and manufacturer in the world.”
John Tracey, Cchairman of Excelsys, commented: “Firstly, on behalf of the board, I would like to thank Gary for his many years of service. Without his vision and dedication, the company would not have scaled the heights it has, averaging more than 15 percent growth per annum since relocating to Cork. Conor was the Board’s choice to become the next CEO of Excelsys due to his extensive range of technical, commercial and financial experience within the wider technology sector and the electronics industry in particular. As european sales manager at Excelsys, he has built a deep understanding of our distribution network, our customers and our end-markets, giving him a clear strategic vision for Excelsys that will meet our demanding growth expectations.”
Conor Duffy joined Excelsys in 2010 as european sales manager. He holds an MSc in technology management from Smurfit Business School and is an honors alectrical and electronic engineering graduate of UCC.
“I am delighted to have been selected by the board to lead Excelsys through its next phase of growth,” said Conor Duffy. “2016 was a stand-out year on quite a few fronts with a record number of both project wins and new project starts. We also released our CoolX, the world’s first convection-cooled modular platform and saw market reaction exceed all expectations. The short-to-medium-term horizon will see an acceleration in new product release from the CoolX platform as we look to increase market penetration. We have a fantastic team here at Excelsys, which continues to grow. It’s an honor for me to take over as CEO at such an exciting time.”
Also being announced today are three additional changes to the Excelsys senior management team. The first is Shane Callanan, who has been appointed to the new position of chief technology officer (CTO). Callanan has been director of applications engineering at Excelsys since 2012. He joined Excelsys in 2006 and has almost 20 years of experience in the power supply industry. In addition to holding a B.E. and MSc, Callanan attained the title of chartered engineer in 2002 and was elected to fellow of the Institute of Engineers Ireland in 2012.
Excelsys also announces that Dermot Flynn will become director of sales and marketing. Dermot has over 20 years of experience in the power systems industry. Joining Excelsys in 2000, he has been director of sales since 2007.
In its third new appointment, Excelsys announces Brendan Forde as quality and manufacturing manager. Forde brings a blend of experience in quality assurance, engineering and project and manufacturing management in the electronics industry with specific emphasis in power electronics.
He has over 30 years of experience in medium-to-high volume electronics, PCBA and system build industries, including over 10 years in medical devices. During a 20-year career at Artesyn Technologies, he filled senior management positions as quality assurance manager, engineering manager and process improvement manager. He was highly influential in shaping Artesyn’s global QA ethos across one of the broadest range of AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies in the industry. He also spent 10 years at Sanmina Corporation as quality assurance manager in contract manufacturing, testing and packing of electrical, mechanical, optical subassemblies/components and medical devices (including sterile devices).
For more information, visit www.excelsys.com.