Feb 19, 2007
O'Kane takes the helm at the Limavady plant having spent the past 121/2 years at Seagate in positions from engineer through to director level in engineering, manufacturing, equipment support, and R&D departments, and brings a wealth of technical knowledge and operations experience to his new role.
He will have responsibility for Seagate Technology's Limavady facility, which began production in 1997 and now employs around 900. The facility produces nickel-plated aluminium substrates, the core material on which computer hard disc drives read, write and store digital information. He is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of plant performance are met, particularly operational, quality/technology, financial and environmental, health and safety metrics.
O'Kane, a native of Limavady, is married and has four children. He is a graduate of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and holds a PhD in Materials Science. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
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Seagate has two facilities in Northern Ireland, employing over 2,200 people between them. At the Springtown wafer fabrication facility, the Company develops and manufactures the recording heads, which write information onto and read information from the recording disc inside a computer's hard drive. The Company's Limavady facility produces nickel-plated aluminium substrates, the core material on which computer hard disc drives read, write and store digital information.
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