Thermo Fisher Scientific has appointed Shane Buckley as its new Senior Human Resources Manager for Irish operations. With over 20 years’ HR experience, Shane will be responsible for leading the HR team that serves the global life sciences company’s operations in Ireland, which has a 560-strong workforce nationwide. His appointment comes at a time of growth for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Ireland, with its largest Irish site — a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) in Cork — seeing a 10% increase in its workforce over the past year.
Speaking on the appointment, Peter Ercoli, VP and General Manager of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Cork site said: “Our employees are at the heart of our operations, delivering on our mission to enable customers to make the world?healthier, cleaner and?safer. It is down to them, that against the backdrop of the pandemic, Thermo Fisher Scientific has delivered steady growth, and gone from serving one customer to more than 10. We are delighted to welcome Shane to the team at such a significant point in operations. As we continue to grow, having the expertise that Shane brings will ensure our colleagues are supported and equipped on every step of our journey, through employee engagement and support, organisational development and workforce planning.”
Thermo Fisher Scientific operates out of Cork and Dublin, with the Currabinny facility in Cork suppling Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) to customers for use in clinical trials and approved medicines for commercial supply. This includes medicines to treat cancer, Parkinson’s disease, depression, HIV, congestive heart failure, diabetes and respiratory diseases, along with raw material for consumer healthcare products.
On his new role at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Shane added: “Having a passionate and motivated workforce is key to any company’s ability to deliver on their values and mission. Already I can see the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific is hugely dedicated to what they do, and it is important now, more than ever, to foster a rewarding and cultivating workplace that supports them. I am excited to join such an important global life sciences company at this transformative stage and look forward to contributing to the outstanding work being done by Thermo Fisher Scientific.”
Previous to joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, Shane worked at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences as the country HR Lead.