Jackie is the Site Head and General Manager of Alcon Ireland. She joined the company as a Manufacturing Engineer when it was Summit Technology, a manufacturer of refractive lasers for corrective eye surgery, and progressed to Head of Manufacturing. When acquired by Alcon, the global leader in eye care, the Cork plant was repurposed to an Intraocular lens (IOL) manufacturing site. Jackie was promoted to General Manager to start-up the manufacturing process for Alcon’s AcrySof® IOLs, which replace the eye’s natural lens in cataract surgery. During her tenure in this role, she has grown the plant to become a key site in the Alcon network, employing 500 people. Jackie also spent three years as General Manager of Alcon’s US Intraocular lens/delivery device site in Huntington West Virginia.
Jackie holds a degree in Engineering (Production) from the University of Limerick as well as a Master’s in Business Administration.All Speakers