Zenith Technologies strengthens managed services business

A global life science technology firm has appointed David Staunton as Director of Global Managed Services to help meet increased demand for its automation and manufacturing execution system (MES) services

Currently Zenith Technologies’ managed services provide 24/7 front line support and operation of clients’ automation and MES systems.

The next generation of managed services will have an increased focus on multi-platform support and cost reduction.

Zenith Technologies now offers managed services that support eight major platforms developed by Emerson, Siemens, Rockwell, Sneider, OSiSoft, Werum and Aspentech. This provides clients with a clear picture of their entire automation and MES landscape in order to reduce costs and increase reliability.

Having worked for several tier one pharma companies, delivering large-scale automation and process control projects, David will use his experience to continue to develop Zenith Technologies as a world leader in the provision of managed services to the life science industry.

Jim Lehane, Director at Zenith Technologies, said: “David will be focused on achieving the main goal of our managed service offering, which is to ensure that manufacturers in the life science sector get the most from their automation and IT systems, reducing their total cost of ownership and improving business operations."

“By managing automation and MES systems on behalf of our customers, we help to overcome challenges around skilled resource availability in the life science sector by providing the right people with the right skill-set, when and where they are needed.”

Zenith Technologies first introduced the managed services model to the market in 2006, and since then it has grown rapidly because it delivers more reliable, lean and effective automation and MES systems.

Jim continued: “In essence, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients on their continuous journey to improve their automation and MES systems.”

Based in Dublin, David will lead the Zenith Technologies’ managed service teams delivered out of 16 offices globally.

He said: “Zenith’s founder Brendan O’Regan has established a world-class team, including more than 700 of the best automation and MES experts in the industry, and I am delighted to be part of that team. I have first-hand experience of the business benefits that automation and MES can bring when implemented and managed correctly."

“It’s an exciting time for the life science sector. The industry is on the edge of change. The current capital boom and the potential for disruptive technology to reform the sector, means that if we work together, we can really make things better for the patients we serve.”

Zenith Technologies is one of the leading companies in delivering the full lifecycle of automation and MES systems, enabling life science businesses to be compliant and competitive.

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