Seamus Connolly MBE
Fast Engineering Ltd. (FASTANK®)
Seamus Connolly MBE BSc C Eng MICE MCIWEM
Chairman & Managing Director, Fast Engineering Ltd, Antrim
Seamus started his career as a Civil & Environmental Engineer having graduated from Queen’s University Belfast 1967. He spent time on construction sites both in UK and abroad specialising in water and environmental engineering. He then spent seven years as a consulting engineer on design and contract administration.
In 1972 he took up the position as Senior Lecturer Water Resources at the University of Ulster.
In 1981 he established Fast Engineering to manufacture the patented FASTANK® for worldwide markets. The Company’s product range and application has grown to include aid/relief work, fish farming, firefighting, environmental protection and civil defence. Exports account for 80% of the Company’s production.
Has served as Council member on CBI and Chamber of Commerce and other professional bodies. He was an Equality Commissioner for five years and in 1999 was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth.
Small Things Make The Difference in Preventing Pollution
“Cross-pollination” of ideas learnt in other industries can be the inspiration for success in preventing pollution and avoiding environmental damage (including heavy fines).
Lessons learnt in the aid/relief sector are readily applicable to contamination incidents when people become stressed and panic. Training, organisation and response equipment are paramount for a successful and safe outcome.
The speaker will focus on proven design methodology to assist the responders.
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