In Conversation with Mary Ann Fleming

In Conversation with Mary Ann Fleming, President at PennEngineering

As part of our In Conversation with Leaders Series, Mary Ann Fleming, President of our member organisation, PennEngineering, was recently interviewed by business journalist, Frank Dillon.



Mary Ann shares the very interesting story of how PennEngineering has evolved and grown to the successful company it is today and reveals what she has learned along the way. She also tells her own intriguing story - from being initially employed as receptionist to now being President of this organisation.


Speaking about her role on PennEngineering’s global executive leadership team, she talks about how the global insights shared by her peers have contributed to the long-term strategic planning for her organisation.

“It gives you a great view of what is happening in America today, what is happening in Asia today and the impact of current challenges in Europe. It allows us to develop our product offering for the future. We learn a lot from peers in terms of challenges and risk factors as well as sharing the good news story of what’s happening here in Galway”.

Mary Ann Fleming

She speaks about the benefits that ICBE have brought to PennEngineering.

“We have been involved with ICBE for quite a number of years and it has been a very positive relationship. ICBE look at what the best companies in the world are doing and benchmark that against what our business needs”.

Mary ann Fleming