Philip Smith
L to r: Sean Smith, former Managing Director, and Philip Smith, Managing Director, Leo Lynch.

Leo Lynch, one of Ireland’s leading process-mechanical construction contractors, has announced the appointment of Philip Smith as its new Managing Director with effect from 01 January 2022. Philip takes over the role from Sean Smith (no relation).

Sean Smith welcomed the appointment, saying: “Leo Lynch are delighted to have Philip as our new managing director and are fully confident that his experience, capability and energy will be put to excellent use in growing the company over the coming years; while also continuing Leo Lynch’s great track record of delivering safe, high quality projects for our clients.”

Philip Smith joined Leo Lynch in 2016, bringing with him construction management and supervision experience on large scale projects in key global markets.  With Leo Lynch, he has acted as project director on a variety of projects in the microelectronics, biopharma, food & beverage, healthcare and energy sectors.  Philip has a strong track record in leadership, delivering projects whilst managing quality, safety, financial, stakeholder and timeframe requirements.

Commenting on his appointment Philip Smith said, “I am delighted to have the honour of leading Leo Lynch in what promises to be a very exciting time for both our company and our industry. I greatly appreciate the strong support of the Leo Lynch board, management, my colleagues and of course our loyal clients.  Furthermore, I look forward to building on the legacies of both Sean Smith and that of our founder Leo Lynch.”

About Leo Lynch

In 1956 when Leo Lynch founded the company his motto was “Always leave a Quality, Safe Job”, To this day it continues to deliver on that expectation. Initially, mechanical services were provided to the commercial, public and retail sectors. This was extended to include the pharmaceutical, microelectronics and food & beverage sectors in 1973, when Michael McDonagh joined the organisation. He was succeeded as managing director by Sean Smith who joined in 1995 from ABB.

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