Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Medtronic CEO Geoff Martha received the Global Achievement Award from the Ireland-U.S. Council for his role in overseeing his company’s significant contribution to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic .
The award was presented to Mr. Martha by An Taoiseach Micheal Martin in government buildings last Friday.
Speaking at the presentation on Friday, the Taoiseach said he was extremely pleased to recognize the critical role Medtronic’s Irish operations have played in supporting the global healthcare response to the pandemic, and in particular the important role played by its CEO Geoff Martha during the presentation to Mr. Marthe.
The Taoiseach referred to the vital work being done by Medtronic’s Galway operations and in particular its fan production which the Taoiseach says has grown so rapidly and efficiently under the most extreme pandemic pressure due to the hard work done by its personal, essentially saving the lives of so many people. in Ireland and around the world.
Ireland-U.S. Council President Tom Higgins said the Med Tech industry was placed at the forefront of the global healthcare response to the pandemic and Mr Martha galvanized the company to moves forward with speed and determination in the face of the challenge of the pandemic, with Medtronic Galway delivering when needed most.
Mr Martha thanked the Ireland-US Council for the recognition and praised the efforts of Medtronic staff around the world, but particularly in Galway, saying he was exceptionally proud of the efforts of their employees to Galway for leading Medtronic’s response to global demand for ventilators throughout 2020 and 2021.
He added that this successful operational effort would not have been possible without the support of neighbors, partners, families and the wider Galway community, adding that they would further recognize Galway’s contribution to the pandemic effort. and fund a donation to Galway. initiative to support a research project on pandemic preparedness at NUI Galway, commission of a heritage artwork with GMIT and development of O’Sullivan Park with Galway County Council.