Vilicom leadership changes to support growth strategy

1 Apr 2011

Engineering consultancy and services provider Vilicom Engineering Limited has appointed Sean Keating, Oliver Farrell and Sean Morris to leadership positions, as CEO, chairman, and head of operations, as part of a new strategy to support long-term growth, the company announced today.

“Vilicom is committed to providing a broad suite of innovative cellular solutions to meet the evolving needs of its loyal and growing customer base,” said co-founder Paul Donnelly on behalf of the board.

Donnelly believes the changes will provide additional strength, stability and continuity to the Vilicom management team, helping the company to embrace new markets, new alliances and new customers as part of its four-year strategic plan.

Keating joined Vilicom in 2002 and worked for the last three years as head of operations. Keating commenced his career as a network engineer at ESAT Digifone and worked for UK and American mobile operators before joining Vilicom. Keating holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from DCU and an MBA from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Farrell is a co-founder of Vilicom and a driving force in growing the business since its inception 12 years ago. He led the repositioning of the company after the sale of the estates management division, and grew revenues significantly. He initiated a successful international programme (UK, Australia and New Zealand) and an ambitious Innovation Programme. In his new role, Oliver will help develop international opportunities, build strategic alliances and drive the board effectively. Morris will also work closely with the new CEO to shape business strategy.

Morris joined Vilicom in 2010 and has extensive international experience in customer service, working in network planning and service management roles at Telefónica O2 and Ericsson. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from DCU.

Vilicom provides engineering consultancy and services to mobile operators. It works with all the mobile phone operators in Ireland and other international operators outside the country.

The company employs 60 people and has operations in Ireland, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Vilicom has increased sales revenue by 50pc in the past year, achieved a significant increase in UK business, and won initial projects in Australia and New Zealand.

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