Dr. Mary C Scannell
Dr. Mary C Scannell is the founder and CEO of Scannell Solutions Limited and is the driving force behind the company’s strategic direction and success. Mary is not only one of a growing number of Irish female entrepreneurs but she also has over 20 years experience of implementing successful management systems, with high profile, blue-chip companies around the world. Mary formed the company back in 1998 after leaving the RPS Group, realising that that there was a gap in the market for effective web-based enterprise software solutions to satisfy the growing demand for compliance, risk management and reporting in the corporate environment. The result was the web-based SCANNELL software suite, launched in 2003 which harnessed Mary’s vision and knowledge into a unique product. Under her direction and leadership the growing business now has clients in over 26 countries. After graduating from University College Cork, Mary went on to gain a Ph.D. from University College Dublin. Mary started her career as a Fast-track Graduate with Smurfit, working for the packaging group implementing successful quality management systems in its numerous Spanish operations. An international business development role in the food industry followed, which led her to the Far East, before she returned to Ireland and joined the International Consultancy RPS Group.
Geoff Spiers is Operations Director at Scannell Solutions. Geoff’s role is fundamental to the compliance arm of the business, as he harnesses over 14 years’ experience in international Environmental, Health and Safety legislation, including practical knowledge gained working with a variety of clients across Europe to help them establish sustainable ways of staying on top of an ever changing legal landscape. As an acknowledged expert he has advised the Government on the administrative burden placed on businesses by EHS legislation and has applied this key knowledge into the design of the SCANNELL solution in order to keep the burden of compliance as lean as possible. Geoff has played a pivotal role in Scannell Solutions ever since he joined in 2000 and, along with Mary, was instrumental in the design and development of SCANNELL. Geoff’s wealth of knowledge gained while working in a variety of manufacturing, logistics and IT roles, enabled him to truly understand the practical concerns businesses faced, and to define a system to alleviate those specific issues. The result is an intuitive and integrated QEH&S Management Software suite which significantly increases compliance and risk management in the workplace, irrespective of the size or complexity of the company. Passionate about ongoing improvement, Geoff trains a keen eye on all continuing product development. Geoff holds a BSc (Hons) from Queen Mary College in London and prior to joining Scannell Solutions worked for a number of multi-national corporations, including Roche, Pilkington, Thomson CSF and Polaroid.
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