US biopharmaceutical company Jazz Pharmaceuticals is to create 160 construction jobs and 50 full-time jobs with the set up of a new plant outside Athlone, Co Westmeath.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which will be based in Monksland, will run a new manufacturing and development facility at the plant. The company is building a 5,000sq.m plant on the 17-acre site.
The company established roots in Ireland in January 2012 after a merger with Azur Pharma.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to meet with the management of Jazz Pharmaceuticals this afternoon.
The company works to identify, develop and commercialise products in therapeutic areas, with a speciality in pain, psychiatry, narcolepsy, and oncology.
Mike Morrissey has extensive knowledge of production, quality and engineering, having worked for Dell, Creative Labs and Tyco Safety Products /Sensormatic.
His expansive operational experience is grounded with training as a Six Sigma Black Belt.
As a lead auditor, he is very familiar with compliance and quality standards and has project managed the implementation of the environmental standard ISO14001. He has successfully utilised his project management and team leading skills in implementing numerous cost-saving and process improvement projects.
Since joining CareerWise Recruitment, Mike has graduated with a Diploma in Personnel Management from UCC and is a Chartered member of the CIPD.
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