Marguerite is Managing Director of Heraeus Metal Processing Ltd (HMPL) based in Shannon, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heraeus GmbH, which employs 15,000 worldwide. HMPL specialises in developing and manufacturing precious metal chemical solutions, generally used as catalysts, for many industries including aerospace, automotive, general chemical processing and in the growing hydrogen economy. Marguerite has recently led the expansion of the Shannon operation, doubling the facilities and capacity and also has grown the product and customer base to ensure the long-term viability of the Irish entity.
Marguerite has over 30 years’ experience in the chemical and associated industries,
including as Founder & Principle of MDChem Consulting Limited, a business focusing on the Chemical Industry and also Health & Safety Consultancy to the Health Care Sector. Early in her career, Marguerite was one of two 2 people to set up a chemical operation from a green field site into full production in 1989 (then known as PGP Industries).
Marguerite is a strategically focused executive, target-driven business leader and technology expert who throughout her career has been a champion of talent development, inclusion & gender equality.
She is a member of the Institute of Directors Ireland, former Chairperson of 32nd Limerick Scout Group, a current venture scout leader, and is a registered volunteer with Special Olympics, Ireland.
Marguerite received her Batchelor of Science and Doctorate in Chemistry Degrees from University College, Cork. She also holds a Diploma in Health and Safety and Welfare at Work from the University of Limerick.
BSc, PhD (Chem), Dip Safety, Health and Welfare at Work