Barry Kennedy

About Barry Kennedy


Barry is responsible for the overall centre and staff. He owns setting the strategy, objectives and direction of the company. Barry also owns the 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 environment and new organisational start-ups from working in the following organisational roles:

  • CEO of Irish Manufacturing Research – 5 yrs
  • Director in IIOT division, Intel – 2 yrs
  • CEO of both Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research (ICMR) ltd & Innovation for Irelands Energy Efficiency (i2e2) ltd – 9 yrs
  • Department Manager and senior manager of Manufacturing Quality in Intel – over 15 yrs
  • Chair and director on a number of boards including volunteer boards such as Chair of the school board – over 8 yrs


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 run the risk of being left behind. Engaging with the team in the centre and seeing what can be achieved.


Manufacturing Mgt
Research Programs