Orlaith Lawler is the VP Operations for Europe in Beckman Coulter. Beckman Coulter, part of the Danaher Corporation headquartered in California, is a diagnostics company whose products are used in biomedical testing and are found in hospitals, laboratories, and GP surgeries worldwide. It employs approx. 11,000 people worldwide.
Orlaith is currently responsible for operations in Beckman Coulter’s European manufacturing sites located in Tulla, Co. Clare; Krefeld and Munich, Germany; and Prague. Orlaith was previously responsible for operations in the Beckman Coulter manufacturing site in Galway. She has worked in Beckman for over 18 years, starting off in a technical role transferring manufacturing of immunoassay products from the Beckman Coulter site in Chaska, Minnesota into the Galway facility, and has worked in several different roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Orlaith is the Chair of the Beckman Coulter Diversity & Inclusion Corporate Council and the American Chamber of Commerce Mid-West Region.
Orlaith previously worked in Cambridge Diagnostics in Galway (which became Alere and is now part of Abbott) as a Project Manager in R&D transferring the manufacturing of immunoassay products from Seattle, US into Galway. Orlaith has spent a lot of time in both the US and the UK throughout her career.
Education: PhD. in Biochemistry, MSc in Project Management and BSc in Science (Maths and Biology).
Married and living with three young boys in Galway.