At Engineers Ireland’s AGM (31st May), Dr. Kieran Feighan was appointed President of Engineers Ireland. Kieran is Managing Director of Pavement Management Services Ltd. (PMS), which joined Geoscience Ireland in 2015.
Kieran is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of Engineers Ireland, and a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He holds a BE degree in Civil Engineering from University College Galway, and was awarded the NUI Bursary in Civil Engineering in 1983. He used the Bursary to continue his education in the United States, and was awarded a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (1985) and a PhD in Transportation Engineering (1988) from Purdue University, Indiana. Kieran, who established PMS in 1992, previously worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Research Laboratory and with a specialised pavement engineering firm in Champaign, Illinois. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in Construction Law and Contract Administration from Trinity College Dublin.
Kieran’s acceptance address to the AGM noted Engineers Ireland’s Strategic Plan as “an excellent roadmap” and that, together with the Vice Presidents, is committed over the next 3 years to delivering on the three strategic goals of:
- Building and Enhancing the status and reputation of the engineering profession.
- Supporting and growing our membership while also encouraging and educating future generations of engineers.
- Ensuring the standard and competence of our members is world class.
Commenting on the appointment, Koen Verbruggen, Director of Geological Survey Ireland and vice-Chair of Geoscience Ireland said;
“I wish to congratulate Kieran on becoming President of Engineers Ireland. Kieran is an important member of Geoscience Ireland (GI) and reflects the strong links which Geoscience Ireland members have with the engineering profession. The geosciences are closely related to civil and environmental engineering and we are yet again pleased to sponsor the Geoscience Award at Engineering Ireland’s Excellence Awards for 2017.”
You can read Kieran’s full address here.