CIM in association with the Workplace & Facilities Expo are hosted a FREE webinar panel discussion ‘‘Empowering high-tech manufacturing plants to cost effectively achieve CO2 reduction goals’.

We were delighted to have secured a highly experienced panel line-up with a variety of expertise. Daniel Murray – Reporter with the Sunday Business Post specialising in environmental and energy reporting will chair the panel discussion and you will hear first hand from our panel at SEAI, CBRE, Orsted, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson and CIM.

Watch the recording to hear the panel discuss best practices to cost effectively achieve your CO2 reduction targets and how to leverage building data analytics to develop a roadmap.  Learn more about industry best practices and expect to hear about:


  • What type of initiatives manufacturing plants are  implementing to  deliver CO2 reductions?
  • What are the major challenges (time, resources, capital) to tackling CO2 reductions and how can site leadership overcome them?
  • What are the key considerations or best practices used when developing CO2 reductions strategies

Meet the Panel

Panel Chair

Daniel Murray

Reporter Business Post

Daniel is a reporter at the Business Post for over 2 years and recently was promoted to Political Correspondent. He also has a keen interest in environmental and energy matters and runs his own podcast Five Degrees of Change.

Daniel Murray - Sunday Business Post

The Panel

Barry O'Sullivan - J&J

Barry O’Sullivan

VP Vision Care Manufacturing, Johnson & Johnson

Barry was appointed Plant Manager at the Johnson & Johnson Plant in Limerick in late 2006. Since then the plant has tripled in size to become the largest in its industry globally.  In 2017, Barry was promoted to his current role where he has responsibility for J&J’s contact lens manufacturing globally. One of his key manufacturing priorities is the environmental footprint and minimising CO2 emissions and water usage in production.

Jeff Power - SEAI

Jeff Power

Programme Executive Large Business, SEAI

Jeff Power is the Programme Executive, Large Business, at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Jeff is a Certified Energy Manager, holds a Master in Energy Engineering, and a MBA. His expertise and role within the SEAI focuses on delivering sustainable solutions to businesses across a diverse range of sectors through innovative technology, digital transformation and best practice in energy efficiency.

Patrick Calnan - Brookfield Renewable

Patrick Calnan

Head of Portfolio & Risk, Orsted

Patrick is Head of Portfolio and Risk for Orsted UK and Ireland assets, responsible for maximising revenues for existing assets, the development of new assets through commercial contracts negotiations and creating the supply business. He joined Orsted in 2021 through the acquisition of Brookfield onshore wind assets. Patrick has helped to establish the Orsted business in Ireland as one of the largest suppliers of renewable electricity in the market.

Paul Walsh - CIM

Paul Walsh

General Manager, EMEA

Paul leads CIM’s EMEA team and has a passion for combating climate change. He has over 20 years of industry experience in delivering energy savings and has an extensive knowledge in the ISO 50001 standard. Prior to CIM, Paul led the Johnson & Johnson Ireland Energy Team, delivering over 15,000MT of CO2 reductions programs and also working on several sustainability initiatives.

Rachael McGinley - CBRE

Rachael McGinley

Head of Sustainability,

Rachael was appointed as the new Head of Sustainability in CBRE in August 2020. She has over 15 years experience in sustainability and engineering and works closely with CBRE’s sutainability experts across EMEA. Her expertise include sustainable property strategy, green building certifications and health and wellbeing advice. Prior to CBRE Rachael worked for the Green Building Council of Australia in technical, strategic and engagement roles. She has a background in structural engineering and brings a practical approach delivering sustainability in the property sector.

Rachael McGinley - CBRE

Ronan Coffey

Global Energy Manager,
Boston Scientific

Ronan is with Boston Scientific for over 18 years: 15 in Facilities Engineering at the Galway manufacturing plant, Energy Manager since 2018 in the Global Real Estate function. Ronan leads the GEMS (Global Energy Management System) effort, working towards BSC’s goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2030 in their manufacturing operations. Ronan is responsible for driving energy performance improvement across BSC’s global manufacturing network, as well as decarbonising their energy streams.