Barry Kennedy

About Barry Kennedy


Barry Kennedy is the CEO of Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and is responsible for setting the strategy, objectives, goals and direction of the company. He is responsible for the overall centre and staff.  He also owns modelling and setting of the company’s culture, values, and behaviour. He is responsible for building and leading the senior executive team and for allocating capital to the company’s priorities; for example, deciding where IMR spends its time and resources.


Over 15 years Directing and Leading Organisations both in MNC environments and new organisational start-ups from working in the following organisational roles:

  • CEO of Irish Manufacturing Research – 9 years
  • Director in IIOT division, Intel – 2 years
  • CEO of both Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research (ICMR) Ltd & Innovation for Irelands Energy Efficiency (i2e2) Ltd – 9 years
  • Department Manager and senior manager of Manufacturing Quality in Intel – over 15 years
  • Chair and Director on several boards including volunteer boards such as Chair of the school board – over 12 years


Barry believed that Irish Manufacturing vitally needed a Centre of this type to support Manufacturing as technology is changing at such a rate that the Irish industry runs the risk of being left behind. It’s about engaging with the team in the centre and seeing what can be achieved.


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