Ann-Marie Holmes becomes 3rd Irish woman VP at Intel

1 Feb 2016

Intel's latest Irish VP, Ann-Marie Holmes

Ann-Marie Holmes has become the third Irish woman to be named as a VP at Intel.

Currently holding the position of factory manager at Intel’s Fab24 advanced manufacturing facility in Leixlip, Ann-Marie Holmes has spoken to on a number of occasions about increasing diversity in tech companies, as well as promoting the possibilities for women in engineering.

Now, after a career at the company that has spanned 25 years, she will be taking on one of the most senior positions at Intel.

With her naming as VP, Holmes will become the eighth Irish person to be nominated for such a senior position in the company and, additionally, is only the third Irish woman to become a VP at the company.

Impressive peers

The other two women to have reached such heights include Cork-born Ann Kelleher, Intel’s Corporate VP and General Manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, as well as former Inspirefest speaker and Intel’s VP of the Software and Services Group, Margaret Burgraff.

The Roscommon native and engineering graduate from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) was last promoted to the role of factory manager back in 2012, where she has been responsible for all aspects of advanced manufacturing taking place in the facility, particularly the 14nm process technology node that was recently introduced to Ireland following a $5bn investment by Intel to upgrade the Irish facilities back in 2014.

Here is Holmes speaking to us last year on her experiences within Intel and the company’s diversity policies.

Women Invent is Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It has been running since March 2013, and is kindly supported by Intel, Open Eir (formerly Eircom Wholesale), Fidelity Investments, Accenture and CoderDojo.

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic