Former Intel, EMC and Bord Gais senior brass join WiseTek board

5 Apr 2013

Dick Lehane, John Mullins, Sean Sheehan and Jim O'Hara

Former Intel Ireland general manager Jim O’Hara, ex-senior VP at EMC Dick Lehane and former Bord Gais CEO John Mullins have joined the board of Cork-headquartered OEM services company WiseTek Solutions.

Founded in 2007 by former EMC employee Sean Sheehan, WiseTek Solutions has quickly grown an international reputation for providing a ‘one-company solution’ in reverse logistics, IT asset value recovery and full manufacturing services to the electronics/IT industry.

WiseTek – named Emerging Company of the Year in 2010 and High Growth Company of the Year in 2011 – now has more than 160 employees based in its European headquarters in Cork serving its global customer base and in 2011 it also opened an Asia-Pacific facility in Thailand where another 30 are employed.

Last November, it continued its rapid expansion programme by setting up a US presence.

WiseTek Solutions’ clients include some of the electronic industry’s leading OEMs, including VCE, a cloud infrastructure joint venture between Cisco and EMC.

New chairman Jim O’Hara said: “WiseTek has been innovative and has grown rapidly since its inception – and the recent deal concluded with global giant VCE will add to that expansion.

“It’s good news for jobs and we’re looking forward to helping continue the growth.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years