Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been appointed independent director of clean tech company Envetec.
The Ballina-based company, which specializes in treating biohazardous waste, will invest €10 million in new technology to handle plastic, glass, personal protective equipment, needle containers and other laboratory waste on-site.
Mr. Kenny joins four other new members of the Envetec board, including Michael J. Dowling, chief executive of US healthcare company Northwell, Eva Pisa, former vice president of Roche Diagnostics, Imogen Joss, chair of Grant Thornton UK, and CEO of the non-profit Sustainability organization My Green Labor, James Connelly.
“We have identified five outstanding independent directors who bring the right blend of leadership and experience, underscored by a genuine, collective passion for advancing world-class technologies that benefit the environment and the economy,” said Malcolm Bell, Chairman and CEO of Envetec.
“With these new additions to the board, Envetec is strongly positioned in the diagnostics, pharmaceutical, medical device and food and beverage industries and has the opportunity to improve the environmental footprint of our customers.”
Envetec’s new “Generations” technology simultaneously shreds and disinfects infectious waste and materials directly at the source. The materials can then be safely transported and sent for recycling.
The technology aims to help laboratories phase out incineration, autoclaving, landfill and the public health risks associated with transporting biohazardous waste.
It is the subject of trademark applications in the EU, UK, USA and Japan.
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/former-taoiseach-enda-kenny-appointed-an-independent-director-of-clean-tech-firm-41690780.html Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny appointed an independent director of a clean tech company