6th May 2014
By Elaine Murphy
EMC, the US multinational that employs more than 3,000 people in Ireland, has announced that company executive, Bob Savage, will now lead EMC’s Centre of Excellence (COE) operations across Europe, Middle East and Africa. In his new role, Savage will oversee two key strategic COEs in Russia and Egypt, and will jointly manage responsibilities for the COE in Israel. In addition, Savage will continue to lead EMC’s operations in Ireland.
EMC operates eight Centres of Excellence across the globe – including its COE in Cork Ireland – providing engineering and research development, customer service, IT and technical support, and customer briefings – the foundation of EMC’s presence in key markets.
As the head of operations in Ireland, Savage has helped develop EMC into a leader in the IT industry, overseeing the export of products to more than 140 countries from its locations in Cork and Dublin. In 2013, EMC announced the creation of 200 highly skilled jobs and the opening of a new office in Cork, as part of a fresh €100 million investment in Ireland.
Bob Savage, Vice President and Managing Director of EMC Centres of Excellence EMEA said
“The EMC Centres of Excellence are key strategic priorities for the company’s global growth, in developing products and providing support services to EMC business units and customers across the globe. I have had the privilege of leading our COE in Ireland over the past several years and look forward to expanding my role to Russia, Egypt and Israel.”
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyse their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com