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PM Group today announced the location of its new office as Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. The Company also announced the appointment of James Wright, as General Manager.

The new location will allow access to PM Group's innovative life science expertise and exceptional project delivery services locally in North Carolina.

The office is being established to meet rapid growth in life sciences providing design, engineering, architecture, and commissioning/qualification services. It will be led by James Wright who has extensive industry experience in delivering critical manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and internationally.

Over the next year, the office will expand to include 30+ life science engineers and architects. This exciting venture coincides with PM Group’s 50th anniversary and more than 10 years in the USA. The office is expected to open in July 2023 and will be the fifth PM Group office in the USA.

"PM Group is excited to provide our services in another top-tier life sciences cluster to multi-national clients as well as local companies. With a growth rate of nearly 40% over the past 10 years and close to 800 life sciences companies in the area, Raleigh-Durham represents one of the fastest growing life sciences markets in the USA,” said Andy Rayner, EVP & Executive Director, PM Group. "We are building an experienced local team, which will allow us to offer innovation and exceptional project delivery.

"We are delighted to welcome PM Group to the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina as it begins this next chapter in its history,” said Ryan Combs, Executive Director, Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP). "The Triangle Region has built a strong reputation as a hub for research, innovation and technology and, as we continue to experience rapid growth, our companies will benefit greatly from the resources PM Group provide from investments to delivering critical facilities for these new technologies."

Meeting the company during the US Trade Mission this week, Minister for Trade Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney T.D., said

“The purpose of this trade visit to the US is to build on existing trade relationships and highlight the leading Irish companies such as PM Group that are blazing a trail in the US market, particularly in the lifesciences sector. I would like to congratulate the company on the opening of its office in North Carolina, its fifth US base, a significant achievement by an Irish company that is going from strength-to-strength on an international scale.”

Leo Clancy, Enterprise Ireland’s CEO said: “ North America is a key target market for Irish companies. As the US economy continues to grow, so too do the opportunities for Irish companies to deepen their involvement in this market and win new business. This new office is a symbol of the increasing success that PM Group is having in the market and is a great endorsement of what Ireland has to offer in the provision of research, innovation and technology within the lifesciences sector. Enterprise Ireland will continue to support PM Group’s growing presence here through our US based Market Advisor network.”

With nearly 25 years’ experience, James Wright has led global teams through the design, construction and CQ phases of large biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

He spent more than 15 years with Biogen in both the USA and Europe. Previously, he held a senior design position with UCB, based in the U.K. Wright holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University, and MBA’s from both Columbia Business School and London Business School.

In the USA, PM Group has offices in Boston, Philadelphia, Northern and Southern California, and has doubled in size and revenues over the past four years.


Pictured above from left:

Leo Clancy, Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Ireland; Marisa Mannion, SVP Construction US, Enterprise Ireland; Brendan O’Connell, General Manager Philadelphia US, PM Group; James Wright, General Manager, Raleigh, North Carolina, PM Group; Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment; Andy Rayner, EVP and Executive Director, PM Group.



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Andy Rayner

EVP and Executive Director

Andy Rayner

EVP and Executive Director