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Shaun Coffey – Manufacturing | Production | Machinery – Stanford Who’s Who Certified

Stanford Who’s Who Celebrates the Work of Shaun Coffey

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND,   January 18, 2013 /Stanford Who’s Who/-- An accomplished executive in the research and development industry with over three decades of diverse professional experience in the field, Shaun Coffey has consistently demonstrated the passion, vision, dedication and diligence necessary to be mentioned among the elite.

As a result of his brilliant body of work as well as the enormous amount of success he has experienced throughout his career in technological innovation and building successful organizations, Shaun Coffey has earned recognition in the exclusive network of prominent professionals with Stanford Who’s Who.

In 2012 he was named as one of the 25 most influential leaders in the New Zealand business community. After having applied his wealth of knowledge in the field as well as his outstanding leadership abilities to turn around the company, Mr. Coffey will retire this month from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Research Ltd.

The company was established in order to conduct scientific research and development in the manufacturing and service sectors that delivers ongoing economic, social and environmental benefits. They are the only Crown Research Institute mandated to support New Zealand manufacturing and services industry. Industrial Research Ltd. strives to make a difference for individual companies, which in turn supports economic transformation for the country as a whole by putting science to work.

Mr. Coffey will be leaving Industrial Research Ltd. after a period of unprecedented success, and at a time when it is expected to undergo further expansion with a new Advanced Technology Institute being established by the New Zealand government.  He will be pursuing a number of business interests in both Australia and New Zealand

An expert on global futures and champion of his industry, and wider business development, Shaun has been instrumental in leading research and development enterprises in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to his role as CEO of Industrial Research Ltd., he works as an Adjunct Professor at the Victoria Management School at Victoria University and the University of Queensland. He is also the Director of numerous other ventures, including General Cable Superconductors Ltd., Quest Reliability NZ Ltd., HTS-110 Ltd., Science New Zealand Ltd., and the Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand Limited.

Shaun is among a handful of CEOs that are globally active and successfully involved in social media. Although he has gathered a considerable amount of his expertise through his vast professional experience, Shaun is also a highly educated individual who earned a Master of Agricultural Science degree at the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Change Management.

Evidencing his remarkable reputation in the professional community, Mr. Coffey is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and the Australian Institute of Management. Shaun is also a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand.

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