Professional Profile: Eddie Skillington 2020

Eddie Skillington

Name: Eddie Skillington

Title: Vice President of Business Development

Company: DPS Group

Location: Boston

Birthplace: Cork, Ireland

Family: Wife Dawn, and our puppy Orla

College: Cork Institute of Technology - BSc in Applied physics and instrumentation 

First job unrelated to your current field: Construction laborer in my teens

First job in current field: Calibration engineer 

What your firm does now and its plans for the future?: DPS Group is a privately- owned, global engineering, procurement, construction management and validation (EPCMV) firm serving high-tech process industries. DPS Group’s Boston office delivers full-service engineering across a range of disciplines, including project management, procurement, design, construction management, health and safety management, commissioning, qualification, and validation (CQV), and facility start-up.

Hobbies: Walking, running, weights, mixology and horology

Favorite novel: “The Great Gatsby”

Favorite film: “Pulp fiction”

Keys to success: Empathy, relationships and hard work 

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Everyone in public service and medicine right now, and our clients working on treatments for COVID-19

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?: Vintage watch dealer