Tralee man to lead national corps of engineers

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TRALEE man John Power was inaugurated as the 130th President of Engineers Ireland at the trade body’s AGM, held on Thursday June 2

An engineering graduate from University College Dublin, Mr. Power holds a Masters of Industrial Engineering (MIE) and an MBA. After graduating, he started working as a technical advisor with General Electric in the United States and South America.

In 1978 Mr. Power joined ESB, where over a 30-year career he held a number of diverse roles in engineering management, marketing and corporate change before becoming manager Human Resources at ESB Networks, Executive Director at ESBI, and finally, Head of ESB. Corporate Affairs.

Mr Power was previously Managing Director of Engineers Ireland from 2007 to 2015. He now practices as an Accredited Senior Executive Coach after qualifying from UCD Smurfit Business School in 2016.

He became a Fellow of Engineers Ireland in 1985 and was appointed Deputy Chairman of Engineers Ireland in June 2020. He is also a Trustee of the Arup Charitable Trust and a Committee Member of the Engineers Ireland Benevolent Fund. He is also past president of the UCD Engineering Graduate Association.

“I am deeply honored to become President of Engineers Ireland and to represent our diverse and creative community of over 25,000 member engineers,” said Mr Power.

“As President, I look forward to working with and for our engineering community which is essential to developing creative and sustainable solutions to benefit society and to support economic growth and development,” said Mr. Power.

Engineers Ireland is the statutory and regulatory body for all professional engineering disciplines in Ireland. It is one of the oldest professional bodies in the country, having been established in 1835.

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