Owens’ appointment was declared by the president of Engineers Eire, John Energy. Electricity was appointed president of the physique in June of this calendar year.

Damien Owens has now (27 October) been named as the new director general of Engineers Eire, the national physique that represents engineers.

The Dubliner will consider up the posture with speedy influence. Considering the fact that he joined the physique in 2010, he has held a selection of leadership roles such as registrar, main possibility officer and interim director common. He is also a fellow of Engineers Ireland.

His appointment was announced by John Power, president of Engineers Eire. Power wished Owens “every success in his new role” and paid out tribute to his “extensive practical experience and understanding of the organisation”.

“His administration and robust company, strategic and operational experience, helps make him an ideal chief to supply on the mission and eyesight of Engineers Eire,” Energy claimed of Owens. “I am self-assured that under his leadership, our institution will go on to support our engineering local community in their work, making sure the maximum concentrations of competence and integrity.”

Commenting on his appointment, Owens explained: “It is a privilege and honour to be the director typical of Engineers Ireland. With the many worries we are enduring in our culture at this time including a war in Ukraine, climate improve, strength vulnerability and high inflation, the know-how of our skilled engineering membership will be very important in obtaining realistic and charge-productive alternatives to the societal troubles we experience now and into the potential.”

Prior to becoming a member of Engineers Ireland, Owens labored with Amdahl and Eircom. He graduated as an digital engineer from Trinity College or university Dublin in 1983. He afterwards acquired a greater diploma in computer system modelling and simulation, a master’s diploma in engineering and a master’s diploma in business administration.

As very well as his new position as director common of Engineers Eire, Owens is currently the chair of the International Engineering Alliance and president of the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Schooling.

He is a board member of the European Modern society for Engineering Schooling and a member of the Health-related Equipment Committee of Ireland’s National Place of work for Study Ethics Committees.

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