Major job Announcement for Valentia

MYMIC Global Limited in partnership with IDA Ireland, Kerry County Enterprise Board, and the Valentia Island Development Company announce the launch of MYMIC Global as an information technology focused new enterprise.

On the weekend when Valentia Island are hosting the Transatlantic Communications and Light Gathering; MYMIC Global Limited in partnership with IDA Ireland, Kerry County Enterprise Board, and the Valentia Island Development Company is pleased to announce the launch of MYMIC Global as an information technology focused new enterprise.

This will result in initial staffing of 5 personnel in 2013 growing to a 22 person workforce over 3 years, and working from offices on Valentia Island. The company focus is computer simulation and visualization products and services to support training and logistics management.  MYMIC Global is an investment by the owners of a successful U.S. company, MYMIC LLC, Portsmouth, Virginia.  The owners of MYMIC Global are investing in the establishment of an Irish Company to begin operations on Valentia Island immediately. MYMIC Global is led by Dr. Thomas W. Mastaglio, Managing Director and co-owner Mr. William Younger.   MYMIC Global will initially market existing training products available from its US affiliate designed to improve worker safety in the maritime sector.

MYMIC Global has developed a partnership with the maritime energy and training sector in the Cork area. It is an industry partner in a joint research project with Cork Institute of Technology for the Irish Marine and Energy Research Center which will develop computer simulation tools to support the offshore energy sector facility construction.  MYMIC Global also plans to leverage existing expertise to create an immersive experience which supports heritage tourism in Southwest Kerry and throughout Ireland.

Ray O’Connor, IDA Regional Manager for the Southern Region welcoming the announcement said, “The decision by MYMIC Global Limited to locate its EMEA Operations Centre on Valentia Island is most welcome news for the island and for Kerry. Valentia has a long history as a leader in innovative technology, hosting the first ever permanent communications link between Europe and America.

Today this tradition for innovation is rekindled with MYMIC Global’s establishment of this high-tech operation resulting in the creation of 22 jobs over a 3 year period. I would like to wish MYMIC Global the very best with this endeavor and offer the support of IDA Ireland into the future”.

Initial products and services include port worker safety training, shipyard employee safety orientation and training, and marina worker safety training.  The unique advantage to the MYMIC training solution is that the training is deployable on-line and situates the students in a realistic virtual environment that replicates their workplace for the training scenarios.  This type of fully interactive training has been shown to be twice as effective at achieving a required level of mastery in terms of time and retention compared to instructor-led classroom training or traditional text and video computer-based training

.  Once developed, the cost for companies to provide this training to any and all employees is less as well.  MYMIC also offers logistics facility (such as ports and intermodal logistics facilities) a decision support capability through the development of custom models of their installations based on the Scalable End to End Logistics Simulation tool (SEELS).  MYMIC is collaborating with existing and future heritage interpretive centers for use and integration of interactive technology and 3 dimensional models into their displays and venues. Speaking about the announcement Anthony O’Connell Chairperson of the Valentia Island Development Company said ‘This is why we created the Valentia Island Development Company to Create jobs, an announcement like this is absolutely massive for the area’.

For more information:

www.mymicglobal.com or 353 (0)87 791 1169

Ray O’Connor, Regional Manager, IDA Ireland – +353 21 480 0210

http://www.idaireland.com/

Anthony O’Connell +353 (0) 87 8192797 Chairperson of the Valentia Island Development Company

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