Mike Ruggeri Testimonial

Principal of Heritage Corporate Advisors

The key focus areas of Baxnmax services reflect the multi-dimensional skillsets (manufacturing operations, business development, strategic planning, sales, management leadership, etc.) that Paddy McDermott has mastered over 30+ years of success in progressive roles with Essilor International, Transitions Optical (a joint venture of PPG Industries, Inc. and Essilor International) and Essilor Luxottica.
Bax ‘n ‘Max will be able to leverage these skill sets for the benefit of their clients via delivery of value based services.
I had the pleasure and benefit of working with Paddy in my roles as Finance Director, Specialty Chemicals (PPG Industries); Business Development (PPG Industries); Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (Transitions Optical); and Business Controller, Optical & Specialty Materials (PPG Industries) from 2000 until my retirement in 2015. Over this period, Paddy and I collaborated on several projects which delivered value for internal projects and external clients. These projects required the ability to work across functional areas, to work up and down organizational levels, and the knowledge base to
successfully address organizational issues. A sampling of a few key projects included:
● restructuring and re-focusing the IT function as a value-added service provider
● developing a long-term client relationship agreement upon the merger of two clients
● negotiating joint development and license agreements regarding enabling technology for commercialization of fixed tint polarized and dynamic polarized lens products

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John Browne Testimonial

Kastus CEO

BaxnMax were instrumental in advising Kastus during the early stages of our formation. Paddy acted in a mentorship role providing guidance on strategic & commercial planning, funding options and IP strategy. Through his extensive national and International networks, Paddy was able to make introductions to US based MNC’s that were invaluable for Kastus. I would have no hesitation in recommending bax&max to any company or CEO seeking guidance.

Rory Coll Testimonial

Director at Coll&Co

Having known and worked with Paddy over many years, his demonstrated ability to manage change and complexity across multiple functions makes his experience invaluable in strengthening you, your teams and your business’s ability to move to the next level. Having benefited tremendously from Paddy’s insight and mentoring over many years, I have no hesitation in recommending him to any functional or business leader who knows they need to change but do not know where to start.