Mark Keogh, President of the Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland (EIFI), is celebrating 30 years with Schneider Electric Ireland and 37 years in Ireland’s electrical industry. Mr Keogh began his career as an Application Engineer at Schneider Electric in 1990. During the following years he has held positions in Engineering, Marketing, Sales and became the VP for Buildings & Industry in 2015.
Mark has been very active in the wider electrical community, notably in his role as President of the Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland since June 2018, where he heads up the EIFI Committee. The primary role of the committee is to drive and support the Federation’s purpose of providing a forum for professionals to discuss matters of interest to the Irish electrical industry.
Kelly Becker, Country President of Ireland at Schneider Electric: “Mark’s dedication to supporting the electrical industry here in Ireland is both important and admirable. We are very grateful to have someone of his experience and dedication leading our Buildings & Industry business in Ireland – helping our customers with commercial and industrial facilities to make them more connected and energy efficient.”
Other highlights of Mr Keogh’s voluntary work include creating the Schneider Scholarship for female students of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Schneider Electric set up this scholarship to complement and enhance their current involvement with Technical University Dublin (formerly Dublin Institute for Technology) ESTeEM project, by encouraging and supporting female enrolment in engineering courses at the university.
Mr Keogh has also participated in two technical committees for the National Standards Authority of Ireland, namely:
- TC2 New wiring rules IS10101 Representing EMDA (Electrical Manufacturers and Distributors Association)
- TC4 Electrical Switchgear & Control Panels IEC61439 (representing Schneider Electric)
Schneider Electric plans to continue its involvement in the DIT ESTeEM project by supporting women in STEM through mentoring from female leaders in the Schneider Electric business. Schneider Electric also continues to engage with the Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland, as part of its commitment to supporting electrical and engineering talent in Ireland.