Paudie Fitzgibbon formerly managed a Smart Emergency Illumination company based in Shannon (2015-2022) having established the company as a Founding Partner. The company produced a range of intelligent illumination products for emergency applications & established an international customer base. Prior to this, he was a Sales Engineer for the Italian branch of a Multinational Electrical Products Manufacturer based in Milan (2007-2014). He has over 6 years experience in Field Application roles with Engineering companies both in Ireland & Australia (1999-2006). He graduated from the University of Limerick with a BE in Electronic Engineering in 1998. He also completed an MA in Town & Country Planning with UWE Bristol in 2008.