Ocuco Opens First Office in China


In Shanghai are (l to r)
Richard Bruton, minister
for jobs, enterprise and
innovation, Ireland; Robert
Shanbaum, president,
Ocuco USA; and Paul
Kavanagh, Irish
to China.

SHANGHAI— Ocuco has opened its first office in China, which is located in the Nanjing West Road area of Shanghai. The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to China, led by Ireland’s minister for jobs, enterprise and innovation, Richard Bruton.

Having secured contracts of over 300,000 Euro in the past 12 months, Ocuco said it will continue to develop the Chinese market with business development and technical support based there. To date, Ocuco’s China market expansion has directly created new jobs in Dublin with more to follow, the company said. Ocuco has a global work force of 130, with the largest office being their Dublin head office.

Ocuco appointed Mark Dolan as business development manager for the Chinese lab market. Dolan joined Ocuco after successfully leading two separate market entries in the competitive Chinese market. Dolan, who speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese, visited China after completing his economics and finance degree in UCD Ireland, and chose to relocate to Shanghai to obtain a master’s degree in Asian Business from Jiao Tong University.

“The appointment of an expert in business development in China is fundamental to the success of our existing and future projects in the region,” said Robert Shanbaum, president of Ocuco USA. “We already have customers in China, and we are soon going to be able to offer support locally.”