Our Team

Meet your trusted partners

Working together with our clients to achieve more than we could apart.

We believe that consistently exceptional results come from a close bond with our clients: From day-one, we do everything we can to truly understand your company culture and the type of candidate that suits your company or project. We’ll highlight to you not only the positives, but also the areas of either technical or personal concern we may have identified during our initial screening and make sure we’re all agreed, prior to presenting the candidate to you.
Managing Director

Gary Dillon

Managing Director

Gary Dillon

Gary set up Dillon Engineering Services in 2019. He brings 10 yrs. experience building remediation and engineering teams in Ireland and US. His background is in quality engineering, NPI and tech transfer.
Over 15 yrs experience within the pharma, biotech and medical device industry.
Quality engineering experience with an understanding of pharma and medical devices processes, systems and equipment.
Network of 12000+ qualified engineering and scientific resources.
Managed resource projects on pharma and med device client sites from 1- 60 engineers including contracts, onboarding and project deliverables & milestone tracking and reporting.
Worked with Validant (USA), Boston Scientific and Baxter Healthcare.

Director & Scientific Lead

Nina Tuite

Director and Scientific Lead

Dr Nina Tuite

Since graduating with a PhD from NUI Galway, Nina has several years’ experience in multi-disciplinary and multinational research projects with commercial focus. She has led several EU research projects involving partnerships of universities, government agencies, research institutions, SMEs, and multinationals. Nina has worked closely with companies such as Nestlé, Baxter, Beckman Coulter, BioMerieux, Charles River Laboratories, Mobidiag, Genewave, Nizo, Natac, Aquila Biosciences, and institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI).

Skilled in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Infections Disease Diagnostics, Target Discovery, Assay Design, Development & Validation, Scientific Writing, Financial Management, GMP/GLP, Technology Transfer, Grant applications, Project & Programme Management.

Nina is passionate about helping our clients to create and develop dynamic laboratory and scientific teams within their organisation.

Marketing Coordinator and International Sourcer

Caitlin Essex

Marketing Coordinator and International sourcer

Caitlin Essex

Caitlin joined Dillon Engineering Services in April 2023 as part of the Marketing Coordinators and International Sourcers team. She’s a recent communications graduate and is currently pursuing a degree in Public Relations to further enhance her skills and knowledge in the industry.

Caitlin has gained a comprehensive understanding of various communication theories, strategies, and media platforms. With her expertise in communications and public relations she is looking forward to helping our clients find suitable candidates as well as building positive relationships with potential applicants.

Marketing Coordinator and International Sourcer

Jessica Sutherland

Marketing Coordinator and International Sourcer

Jessica Sutherland

Jessica joined Dillon Engineering in April of this year (2023) as a Marketing Coordinator and International Sourcer. She brings with her a strong foundation in psychology and an understanding of human behavior paired with strong communication, leadership and coordination skills. Jessica is adept at assessing candidate profiles, understanding client requirements, and effectively communicating with professionals to ascertain what they may be looking for in their future staff, contractor or career.

Senior Recruitment Consultant

David McGinley

Senior Recruitment Consultant

David McGinley

David McGinley is a results-driven Senior Talent Acquisition Lead with a proven track record in end-to-end recruitment. With a background that includes roles at Hays and AMS, David has consistently exceeded targets, earned promotions, and secured exclusive deals, showcasing his expertise in client-facing leadership, sourcing strategies, and managing high-profile recruitment projects. His passion for connecting top talent with hiring managers is evident throughout his career.

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Joe Kelly

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Joe Kelly

Joe is a Consultant at Dillon Engineering Services with over 8 years of recruitment experience in Ireland. He began his career as a recruiter with BMS Performance, a technical sales specialst company in Dublin, before moving to Bentley Systems where he continued his career as a Senior Consultant in the Talent Acquisition Team for the EMEA region. Joe also worked Analog Devices as a Lead Recruiter on their EMA Talent Acquisition team, where he worked on many high-profile projects in Ireland and across Europe.

In his free time, Joe enjoys writing and recently published his first book. He also loves spending time with his family and wishes he was still young enough to play football.

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Jackson Ford

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Jackson Ford

Jackson became a member of Dillon Engineering Services in January 2024, bringing with him over 6 years of recruitment experience honed across Ireland, the UK, and various European markets.

Specializing in Process, Validation, and Commissioning engineering, as well as health and safety, Jackson’s focus is on delivering exceptional talent solutions within the manufacturing, data centre, life sciences and construction engineering sectors. His extensive industry knowledge ensures precision in matching skilled professionals with the unique demands of these dynamic fields. 

Outside of work, Jackson finds joy in spending quality time with his dog and young daughter. He also enjoys being outdoors and has a passion for football and tennis. 

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tiernan Russell

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tiernan Russell

Tiernan joined Dillon Engineering Services in early 2024 as a Senior Recruiter, specialising in Engineering and Construction recruitment with experience working with AGR and Hays. He has a proven track record recruiting throughout Ireland and Europe for positions in pharmaceutical engineering, data centres, civil projects and construction engineering projects, ensuring highest standards available across the market.

 

Through skill, experience and an in-depth industry knowledge, he focuses on both the needs of the client and candidate, ensuring suitability for each role. With great interest, he provides expert advise on both a professional and personal level.

Accounts Administrator

Emma Byrne

Accounts Administrator

Emma Byrne

Emma joined Dillon Engineering Services in February 2022 as Accounts Administrator. Emma brings over 16 years’ experience working in accounts/payroll positions. She studied at IT Tallaght and completed Level 5 FETAC in both Manual and Computerised accounts. Emma previously spent several years working for Sage, one of Ireland’s leading accounts & payroll software companies.

Operations Systems Integrator

Muhammad Zulfiqar

Operations Systems Integrator

Muhammad Zulfiqar

Muhammad is a seasoned Project and Ops Manager with a proven track record of delivering complex projects on time and within budget. Specializing in Agile and Lean methodologies, he has a proven ability to lead cross-functional teams, fostering transparent communication with stakeholders and consistently delivering value and growth for clients. With an educational background in electrical computer engineering, he has a passion for the construction and optimization of operational processes.

Currently based in Pakistan, he operates remotely, where he actively drives continuous improvement toward achieving operational excellence.

When he is not working, you will always find him surrounded by mountains and busy exploring nature.

Executive Management Assistant

Christhea Schillig

Executive Management Assistant

Christhea Schillig

Christhea became part of the team in August 2023 as an Executive Managing Assistant, bringing along her 5 years of experience in managing multiple schedules and maintaining communication across various departments. She is a highly organized and detail-oriented professional with expertise in data analysis and strategic planning. She has a proven ability to support the executive team effectively.

Dillon Engineering Services work to support all Biopharma, Medical Device, CRO’s, Semiconductor and Energy companies in Ireland.