Pat O’Donnell, Managing Director of Allergan Pharmaceuticals, has been elected President of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation, west region, for the term 2008-2010.
Mr O’Donnell takes over the presidency from Maureen O’Malley of Baxter Healthcare. Pat has been Vice President and Managing Director of Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland since January 2006.
Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland comprises a manufacturing facility in Westport, employing over 800 people. The company employs an additional 70 staff in a Eurocentre office in Dublin, which manages the regional supply chain function for Europe, Africa and the Middle -East region. Pat is a member of the global technical operations team and a member of the European management team.
Pat has been with the company since 1980 and has held a number of senior positions in quality assurance and operations. Originally from Mayo, Pat spent two years working at Allergan’s corporate headquarters in Irvine, California as a manager in the worldwide manufacturing support group. He returned to Westport in 1993 to take the position of quality assurance manager. Pat is an active member of Pharma Chemical Ireland.