We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Liam Kelly to our Board of Directors.
Liam J. Kelly is the Chairman, President and CEO of Teleflex. Mr. Kelly became Chairman of the Teleflex Board on May 1, 2020 and has served as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer January 1, 2018. He joined Teleflex in April 2009 and held a variety of roles, including President of EMEA. He was then promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and President, International in June 2012. In April 2014, Mr. Kelly was appointed Executive Vice President and President, Americas. In April 2015, Mr. Kelly was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. From May 2016 to December 2017, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining Teleflex, Mr. Kelly worked at Hill-Rom where he held management and senior leadership positions from 1999 to 2009. He was the Vice President of International Marketing and Product Development and previously had been Managing Director of their UK & Ireland businesses.
Mr. Kelly was named to the Colfax Corporation Board of Directors on January 1, 2020. Mr. Kelly also serves on their Governance Committee. Mr. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from University of Limerick.
Emily Schmidt, Bucks County native and former dancer with Rince Ri School of Irish Dance, is the author of The Galvin Girls, a historical fiction novel set to published by New Degree Press this coming December. The novel is based on Emily’s great-grandmother Helen Galvin and her four sisters who immigrated from Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland to Philadelphia in the mid-1920s.
Please consider preordering your own copy. In the last three weeks, Emily has successfully met and surpassed her campaign goal of $5,000. Every dollar used to purchase a book after the $5,000 will be donated to the Commodore Barry Arts & Cultural Center, a Philly-based nonprofit that celebrates Irish music, dance, and community.
Emily’s campaign is unique because anyone who orders a book can be part of her Beta Reader Community and give her feedback on the book before it’s released, as well as help choose the cover and other really great opportunities. It could make a fantastic gift for anyone who has Irish ancestry and needs an interesting new read. Almost 150 people have backed the book and Emily is hoping to grow the community even more to help the Commodore Barry Arts & Cultural Center in their time of need.
Publishing campaign here: https://igg.me/at/thegalvingirls
Recent interview with Irish Philadelphia here:
The Littus Irish E-Commerce Directory lets you find and buy something special online from Irish businesses for your friends and family. It’s a great way to stay to connected with loved ones in Ireland while we all stay safe.
Cork cargo link shaves week off US supply chain
Irish pharma, drinks and dairy sail directly to Philadelphia in 10 days
Exports of pharmaceuticals, dairy goods and drinks are reaching American markets at record speed by sea since the launch of Ireland’s first direct shipping cargo link to the US.
John Kirkland, managing director of Independent Container Line (ICL), confirmed it is winning business from other routes since launching its weekly service from the deep-sea terminal at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, bound for the US port of Chester, south-west of Philadelphia.
It is the first direct container service to the US from Ireland.
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