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Alan has worked at the cutting edge of the application of Lean Innovation to Regulatory Affairs and Product Development for the past decade. He has helped some of the most successful Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies to solve complex problems through process innovation, meaningful engagement and partnership.  Alan is a Scientist by training and lives in Galway, Ireland.



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Maurice believes that the heart of successful Lean Innovation is better enabling people.  A strong proponent of lean accelerated learning approaches, and tailored visual management which allows people continually see the most valuable thing they can do next, over the past 25 years Maurice has led large scale global process improvement programmes for a range of multinationals in the Life Science, Energy, Telecoms, and Government sectors.



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A leader in the application of the right lean tools to optimise laboratories.  Cathal understands that successful lean initiatives are a skilful blend of applying the right tools and techniques, in concert with creating “pull” from the people who use them, and collaborating with those people to design optimal solutions.  Over the past 20 years, Cathal has led multiple large multi-site  lean programmes driving huge productivity improvement  for many of the world’s leading Life Science companies.



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Lorcan has built his career on adapting Lean to deliver successful global programmes in R&D, RA, QC & QA functions in the world’s leading Life Science companies.  He has a passion to re-focus Lean on empowering product and process innovators, in the space between design-thinking and launch, to highlight the important, reduce uncertainty, and deliver to promise.


Avellana Visual Consulting is a new enterprise, but our people have learned their craft supporting some of the world’s best known organisations over the last 20 years, including:


  • Seven of the world’s top ten pharmaceutical companies.
  • Multiple major life sciences and medical technology companies.
  • Major multinational food and beverage companies.
  • Government and semi-state bodies.
  • Construction, energy, and telecoms household names.
  • Start-up business and SMEs