Radio Systems Corporation to create 56 jobs at new European HQ in Dundalk

25 Sep 2012

A major pet product maker, Radio Systems Corporation, is to create 56 jobs in Dundalk over the next three years. Of the 56 jobs being created, 25 will be filled by the end of December.

From 1 January 2013, Radio Systems PetSafe Europe Ltd will be fully operational and will base its European multilingual customer services centre, finance, order management, supply chain and human resources departments in Dundalk.

“As our business continues to grow internationally, Radio Systems Corporation plans to make Ireland the centre of its European expansion, mirroring our structure in the US,” the company’s CEO Randy Boyd explained.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Irish Government and IDA Ireland for their assistance in the establishment of this operation and I look forward to the growth of our business in Ireland and internationally.”

Radio Systems has appointed David Verdon as a European operations manager to set up and lead the European head office in Dundalk. Verdon is an experienced operations professional with three previous US multinational start-ups under his belt and leadership roles at Luzern Technologies and Palm Global Operations.

“Today’s announcement that Radio Systems Corporation is establishing a new operation in Dundalk with the creation of 56 jobs is great news and marks another good investment for the northeast,” Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, said.

“By continued implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs we can accelerate the transition currently under way in the economy and create the jobs and growth we need,” he said.

“The investment is excellent news for Dundalk and the entire northeast region, stretching across Counties Cavan, Louth and Monaghan, which has the opportunity to benefit from this investment and the continued growth of Radio Systems in Ireland in the future,” IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary said.

John Kennedy
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