About Us Meet the team

Meet the exceptional Croom Medical team revolutionizing the field of orthopedic implants. Comprising talent from diverse backgrounds, we are driven by a passion for improving lives. With expertise in areas such as additive manufacturing, precision engineering and quality, we work tirelessly to develop cutting-edge orthopedic solutions for our customers and for patients. We are Engineering Movement.

Patrick Byrnes – CEO

Patrick Byrnes, CEO of Croom Medical, brings a strong academic foundation and industry experience to his role. With a focus on collaboration and teamwork, he has contributed to the growth of the company and the development of a positive workplace culture. Guided by Environmental, Social, and Governance principles, Patrick is dedicated to maintaining Croom Medical’s reputation for high-quality products and genuine customer service.

Paddy Byrnes – Founder

Paddy Byrnes, the founder of Croom in December 1984, is our Executive Chair. Boasting over 50 years of experience in precision engineering, Paddy is a qualified toolmaker and accomplished managing director. Under his leadership, Croom Medical has thrived for over 37 years.

Kevin Geary – COO

Kevin Geary, our Chief Operating Officer, has over 15 years of experience in femoral knee manufacturing. Kevin has held key positions in Quality, Process Engineering, and as the Engineering Manager at Zimmer Biomet, and as a Quality Engineer at DePuy. Kevin’s extensive experience in medical device engineering and quality roles makes him an essential asset to our team.

Ailish Daly – CFO

Ailish Daly, a seasoned accountant and audit manager, serves as Croom Medical’s CFO. With over 23 years of experience working with a diverse range of industries, Ailish has a deep understanding of corporate tax filings, financial planning, and managing budgets for large-scale projects. Her financial acumen is instrumental in delivering value for our American partners.

Matthew Monahan – Director of Quality & Validation

Matthew Monahan brings 12 years of multinational experience to his role as Director of Quality & Validation at Croom Medical. He has held prominent positions such as Project Lead and Quality Manager at leading companies like Boston Scientific, Stryker, and DePuy Synthes. Matthew’s expertise in organizational planning and project delivery ensures the highest quality standards for our clients.

Shane Keaveney – Research, Development & Innovation

Dr. Shane Keaveney holds a PhD in kinematic error modelling of machine tools for manufacturing processes and serves as our Research & Development Manager. With over 10 years of academic and industrial experience in Advanced Manufacturing he has deep expertise in Digital Manufacturing, with a specific focus on Additive manufacturing. He has published multiple papers in the area and is author of a patent for a novel 3D printed biomaterial. Shane’s expertise drives innovation at Croom Medical.

Helen Ryan – Strategy Board Memeber

Helen Ryan, former CEO of Creganna (TE Connectivity), serves as a Strategy Board Member at Croom Medical. Her diverse background in quality, engineering, and managerial roles, coupled with her vast experience in organizational planning and project delivery, provides valuable insights for our strategic planning efforts.

Michael Maher – Non-Executive Chair

Michael Maher, a previous Managing Partner at PWC and CFO for 20 years at Global Electrical Group, Glen Dimplex, is our Non-Executive Chair. He is an accomplished leader, holding numerous board positions, including trustee of the Naughton Foundation. Michael’s extensive experience in finance and governance strengthens our board’s strategic capabilities.

Adrian Furey – Strategy Board Member

Adrian Furey, Vice President of Supply Chain and former Plant Manager at Zimmer Biomet, is another Strategy Board Member at Croom Medical. With over 15 years of experience in femoral manufacturing, Adrian’s expertise in supply chain management and manufacturing operations contributes to our ongoing success.