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About ITdirector.ie


Noel Dillane, Director

Noel is a seasoned business director with senior leadership experience in Information Technology and Operations in FMCG beverage manufacturing (PepsiCo), manufacturing outsourcing (Banta Corp) and QA Management in the automotive electronics sector (Kostal).  His early career was spent building hands-on functional skills in the ICT, Quality, Production and Operations Management side of businesses, servicing top-brand customers including Microsoft, Apple, HP and Dell.

Noel’s work included the setup and leadership of manufacturing facilities in Ireland and Japan. Throughout the following 20 years, as Vice-President of Information Services with Fortune 1000, Banta Corporation and Global IT Director with Fortune 100, PepsiCo he worked with business leaders to identify the key technology value-drivers and put in place teams, solutions and programmes that consistently delivered impactful results.

Noel’s current role as an Independent IT Advisor is focused on bringing his extensive experience managing ICT programmes and strategy to clients on an advisory basis. Noel is very experienced working with a wide range of customers and stakeholders and ensuring that business customers receive the value that ICT can offer.

Once we have a thorough understanding of the challenge or opportunity your business needs to address, we will bring specialist partners onboard and manage them to deliver the programme of work.





Professional Experience


Managing Director

Independent IT Adviser, driving improvement through targeted technology deployments


Concentrate Division
Plants IT Director (Global)

Driving business value from technology across PWF Global manufacturing plants in Asia, Ireland and Americias regions 


Concentrate Division SAP ERP Programme IT Director


Benefits analysis/ business case for the divisional $60M+ SAP ERP. Lead the project-prep/blueprint phase and co-lead the realisation and final prep stages of SAP.Won a prestigious PepsiCo Board of Director’s award. Led the setup of outsourced SAP Sustain team and helped drive significant costs out of the model.


Concentrate Division  IT Director (Caribbean, Europe, Middle East  & Asia)

Responsible for partnering with the plant leadership.  Plant IT plant strategy, planning & budgeting, portfolio, project and  people mgmt.


BGT Division Vice President Information Services


Banta (Fortune 1000, now RRD Supply Chain)

Developed and deployed global Supply Chain divisional IT strategy. Built IT org – capable of delivering world-class IT solutions in a very challenging environment. 70 x IT staff based in Ireland/US, including 4 IT Directors S/w Dev, ERP, IT Ops and IT PMO. 40 x plant-based IT. Member of business strategy steering committee on Boston Consultant Group strategic review. Managed major enterprise IT projects including ERP, integration, B2B and major infrastructure changes.

Pre 2000

Held various senior IT, Mfg Operations and Quality Mgmt. roles

Setup and managed Mfg. plant operations in Ireland and  Japan for Microsoft, Apple and SUN Micro operations.

Designed/deployed ISO9001 QMS for for 4 European plants. QMS Customer
awards (Apple, Microsoft).

Set-up automotive compliant QMS



2020 - Masters of Business Studies (1st Class Hons)

Encompassing cloud computing, Innovation, digital business (transformation) and digital marketing strategy.


2004 - MSc Supply Chain Management (1st Class Hons)

Supply chain management, Mfg/Ops, Information Technology strategy, and business strategy. 

Sectorial Competencies 


  • FMCG
  • Beverage Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain 
  • Out-Sourcing

Functional competencies


  • IT Director
  • Digital Transformation
  • IT Strategy
  • Process Improvement
  • Strategic Enterprise Systems
  • Technology Vendor Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Programme Management
  • Team Leadership
  • IT Outsourcing
  • IT Planning & Budgeting

Let’s Work Together

At ITdirector.ie we have worked with many clients to help them with IT Director, Digital Transformation and IT Strategy services. We would be happy to book a free “no obligation” consultation to discuss your business challenges, analyse your goals and compose a custom-tailored offering that will generate results for your business.


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