Callanan’s first experience with Renishaw was 25 years ago as a summer placement student at the company’s manufacturing facility in Dublin, Ireland, whilst studying Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering at Trinity College Dublin.
After graduation, Callanan started her career with Renishaw in the UK, progressing from a Graduate Design Engineer to operations and general management roles within various product divisions and corporate functions. She was most recently operations manager to Renishaw’s CEO, Will Lee, before being appointed to her new role as director of AM.
Callanan will return to the research and development environment where she started her career and to work closely with Renishaw’s founder and executive chairman, Sir David McMurtry. She will bring her vast operational experience and business understanding to the Additive Manufacturing Group to help Renishaw continue its growth within this rapidly developing sector.
“I am looking forward to taking up a new challenge in leading the AM team and helping to continue the progression it has made over recent years,” explained Callanan. “AM technology is constantly evolving, as we have seen at Renishaw with the recent introduction of the new RenAM 500 Q and S Flex, which have expanded our strong product portfolio. As a team, we will continue to create tailored AM solutions that push boundaries for each customer and develop the personal support we provide to aid their product design and ensure high levels of service.”
“I have worked closely with Louise throughout her Renishaw career and have seen first-hand the energy, commitment and passion she brings to the business,’ said Sir David McMurtry, executive chairman at Renishaw. “Louise will drive the development of our vision for the AM group and will bring out the very best in those she works alongside. I have every confidence in Louise’s ability to keep our customers at the very heart of our business and to find the right opportunities for growth.”