Dublin, Ireland – January 28th, 2019 -- EPS Global has today announced the appointment of Colin Lynch to the position of Chief Executive Officer effective 1st January 2019, succeeding Mick Mc Carthy who will take up the position of Chief Operating Officer.
EPS Global's Board issued the following statement: “We are delighted to appoint Colin Lynch as CEO of EPS Global, as part of our long-term succession plan. Colin brings deep experience and a proven track record of strategy development and executing on new opportunities during his tenure as Director of Business Development for EPS. We trust that he will deliver compelling insight and leadership to take EPS Global through its next phase of development".
Colin Lynch has over 20 years’ experience in the semiconductor and distribution industries, most recently serving as Business Development Director in EPS Global where he drove part of the company’s growth strategy over the past 5 years. Prior to that, he held roles as Managing Director at NETS and Program Manager at NCR. Colin holds an BA, BAI in Electronic Engineering from Trinity College and an MBA from UCD’s Smurfit Business School.
On being appointed, Colin commented, "Mick has overseen a period of hugely significant change in EPS's history, leading its global expansion, and driving growth and profitability. I am delighted to take over at a time when EPS's performance is so strong. We have a great global culture, exceptional market capabilities and a number of exciting initiatives on the 3-year horizon. We will be focused on expanding into new territories and markets. The mainstay of our growth will be in IC programming focused on the automotive electronics and secure IC provisioning space. Our trading division has seen growth, particularly in the Data Center and Open Networking space, and this is forecast to continue. Our Semiconductor business grew significantly in 2018 and is also looking at high growth over the next 3 years predominantly in the autonomous car space. I am looking forward to continuing these successes whilst simultaneously ensuring we remain focused on delivering the very best quality service and products to our customers.”
Colin succeeds Mick Mc Carthy, who co-founded EPS Global and has been serving as Chief Executive Officer for nearly two decades. On his lateral move to managing Global Operations, Mick said, "I look forward to driving the development and execution of our corporate strategy. We intend to devote significant time and effort to achieving our 10-year global expansion plan, along with building upon our innovative R&D activity in our Component Value-add division which we believe offers tremendous opportunity for value creation. We’re moving from a position of strength to transform EPS Global for the future, and Colin is the right CEO to lead us during this transformative period; I am confident he will move the company forward to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us.”
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with staff in Asia, EMEA, and the Americas, and with engagements worldwide, EPS Global is a leading IT Distributor and Programming & Logistics company, named in the 50 Best Companies to Watch in North America in 2018 by The Silicon Review.
About EPS Global
Founded in Ireland in 1999, EPS Global is a leading, privately owned, franchised distributor for specialized IT components and semiconductors used in data networking and storage, virtualization, cloud, and the Internet of Things. EPS Global has 28 locations globally, holding stock in its 3 distribution hubs in North America, EMEA and Asia minimizing lead times and providing local language & currency support in each region. EPS Global also provides secure IC Programming services to Tier 1 Automotive Electronics Suppliers and several large OEMs and CEMs in the industrial and consumer electronics space. For more information visit www.epsglobal.com & www.epsprogramming.com.
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