Prometric, which operates a major business and test development enterprise in Ireland, has promoted County Louth native Brendan Gallagher to the position of Director.
Brendan was one of the first members of Prometric’s Dundalk-based team, joining the company in October 2011, when Prometric launched its plans to establish its Ireland-based hub. Gallagher has served as Prometric’s Planning and Design Manager for Test Development Operations from that time.
“Brendan’s experience with Prometric is evidence that Dundalk offers diligent and inspired talent for domestic and multi-national employers,” said Prometric CEO Michael Brannick.
“Our operation continues to grow in Ireland, and we are proud of the bond we are building with Dundalk and County Louth. Our support for clients gives access to people all over the world to pursue their career and education goals. Locally, our relationships with Junior Achievement Ireland, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Dundalk Chamber, DkIT and IDA Ireland are making progress to help those less fortunate and strengthen the economy to grow jobs.”
Prometric opened its Dundalk, Ireland-based Global Operations Centre in 2012, and has consistently grown its Irish-based workforce to exceed 140 jobs, supporting 100 jobs in Dundalk (86 employees and 14 open positions).
IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary, said, “Prometric’s rapid growth in Dundalk further endorses Ireland’s credentials as a key location for the business services sector. Prometric has a growing customer base and many high profile customers operating in global markets. I would like to offer the on-going support of IDA Ireland as Prometric further develops its Irish operation.’’
Departing Dundalk is Holly Dance, after successfully completing a three-year assignment to open Prometric’s office in the Finnabair industrial and technology park. In that span, Prometric has grown its Dundalk workforce from less than 10 to more than 100, created the MySuite of test
development tools that are reshaping the testing industry and created lasting bonds in Dundalk, County Louth and throughout Ireland. Prime examples include Prometric’s Louth BusinessAward as Louth’s “Best New Business Under Three Years,” an ongoing internship program
with the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), Dance’s appointment as vice president of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, as well as Prometric’s recent expansion in global technology jobs to augment the multi-national company’s talent in human resources, finance and test
development solutions (TDS). Dance will lead Prometric’s Global Account Management team based in Prometric’s global headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.