Who are Intel’s three new Irish vice-presidents?

3 Feb 2017

Three Irish executives have been made vice-president at Intel, bringing to 11 the number of Irish executives who hold the coveted rank. Image: Intel building. Image: Dragan Jovanovic/Shutterstock

Three new Irish executives have been promoted to the rank of vice-president at Intel.

Last night, Intel announced the promotion of three Irish people to the role of vice-president at the company.

Noel Murphy, general manager of IoT and wearables design, and Inspirefest 2016 speaker, will become vice-president of the Platform Engineering Group.

Paul Scully, HR director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), is now vice-president of human resources.

John Healy, general manager at Data Center Network Solutions Group, has been promoted to vice-president of the Data Center Group.

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This brings to 11 the number of Irish people who now hold vice-president positions at Intel, which has been active in Ireland since 1989, and employs 4,500 people in the country.

Cork-born Ann Kelleher is corporate vice-president and general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG).

Eamonn Sinnott, general manger of Intel Ireland; Joe McDonnell, Fab 22 plant manager, based in Arizona; and Ann-Marie Holmes, Fab 24 factory manager, are all vice-presidents of Intel’s TMG.

Rory McInerney, based at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara, was this year promoted to the role of corporate vice-president, and is the general manager of the Scalable Performance CPU Development Group.

US-based Margaret Burgraff is vice-president of the Software and Services Group; Paul Walsh is vice-president of engineering services and Cork site leader in the Intel Security Group (ISG); and Kevin O’Dwyer is vice-president for inside sales (EMEA) in ISG.

So what do we know about the three new vice-presidents?

Noel Murphy

Who are Intel’s three new Irish vice presidents?

Noel Murphy, vice-president of Platform Engineering Group at Intel. Image: Intel

Noel Murphy has led multiple design teams focused on bringing leading technology products to market. His teams have delivered industry-leading software and solutions in computing, memory storage and networking.

In 2011, Murphy started the Intel Quark product line, leading the Galileo (2013) and Curie (2015) platform launches with responsibility across architecture, silicon and software. These products were highlighted by Intel at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

He joined Intel in 2000 to set up and lead system-on-chip design in Shannon, working on multiple generations of communication-focused processors, including the IXP2300 development. He was promoted to the role of principal engineer in 2007.

Prior to Intel, Murphy worked in design for multiple high-tech areas including comms and motor control for Parthus, Tellabs and Digital.

Murphy spoke at Inspirefest 2016 last year, where he discussed the role of IoT technology in the modern world.

Originally from Cork, Murphy has a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from University College Cork, as well as a master’s degree in engineering from University of Limerick. He lives in Clarinbridge, Co Galway with his wife and three children.

Paul Scully

Who are Intel’s three new Irish vice presidents?

Paul Scully, vice-president of human resources at Intel. Image: Intel

Since 2009, Scully has been responsible for Intel HR for the Greater European region, leading 300 HR employees that serve approximately 23,000 employees across 26 countries.

He devises and delivers HR strategies; directs teams that consult with Intel businesses; and supports employees and managers in the region.

Scully started his career in Northern Telecom and joined Intel in 1990, working in manufacturing and operations. He was manufacturing manager in the OPSD, systems and assembly test organisations for 11 years, before moving to HR in 2001.

Scully holds a diploma in management and an MBA from The Open University Business School. He is a fellow with the Chartered Management Institute, as well as a chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development.

He hails from Galway city and is married with three children. He currently lives in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

John Healy

Who are Intel’s three new Irish vice presidents?

John Healy, vice-president of the Data Center Group at Intel. Image: Intel

Healy is responsible for delivering solutions for the Intel global strategy to transform all networks through software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) within communication service provider, enterprise, and cloud service provider networks.

He joined Intel in 2001, and his leadership in the communications industry consists of 26 years of experience in planning, engineering, deploying and maintaining next-generation communication networks.

Healy is a regular industry speaker, analysing the transformation of all networks in their adoption of SDN and NFV.

He is an electronic engineering graduate from University of Limerick.

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