Oxitec is a pioneer in controlling insects that damage crops and spread disease. In 2015, Oxitec was acquired by Intrexon, a US-based biotechnology company working across a broad range of sectors and countries.
Oxitec needed an IT leader to secure and manage storage of documents and data. Oxitec also needed new technology and processes to streamline manufacturing and their supply chain and to support international growth.
Freeman Clarke provided an IT director, Joe Mernagh, who challenged existing suppliers, selected new technologies, and worked with Intrexon to ensure that the subsequent integration was successful.
Joe has since devised an application strategy, including a new ERP system, to support operations locally and internationally. As the breadth of the challenge grew, Freeman Clarke stepped up their involvement and provided a second IT director, David Stanton, to oversee international connectivity and delivery of Oxitec’s new IT infrastructure.
Joe and David have implemented a number of significant changes extremely rapidly to meet the demanding pace of Oxitec’s growth.
Bill Fleming, Oxitec’s CFO said:
“Our involvement with Freeman Clarke came at a crucial phase. We needed a serious IT director to review our IT and our IT suppliers, and to help us grow our production and distribution capabilities. When we needed further support, Freeman Clarke were able to introduce another outstanding individual. Both Joe and David have designed, shaped and delivered projects that would have been absolutely impossible without them. They are completely committed to our success and are dedicated members of our team.”
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