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It is with profound sorrow that we honor today the memory of our beloved colleague and friend, Liam Cassidy. Liam’s sudden passing has left us deeply saddened, yet his legacy of dedication, passion, and kindness will forever resonate within our hearts and minds.

Liam was more than just a colleague; he was a beacon of light in the manufacturing industry, a mentor to many, and a cherished friend to all who had the privilege of knowing him. His journey in the manufacturing world began with Smith Industries and General Motors in the UK, where he exhibited an innate talent for production and leadership.

Throughout his illustrious career, Liam’s unwavering commitment to excellence led him to remarkable achievements at Gilette and Procter & Gamble. From Dublin, Ireland, to Shanghai and Iowa City, Liam’s leadership transformed factories into high-performance hubs, fostering outstanding cultures that inspired all who worked within them.

I had the pleasure of meeting Liam in 2010 during a joint lean/cultural transformation project at Festo in Jinan, Shandong, China. It was there that I witnessed firsthand Liam’s passion, energy, and unparalleled dedication to his craft. He not only became a mentor and coach to me but also a lifelong friend.

Despite his numerous accomplishments, Liam remained humble, approachable, and ever-attuned to the needs of those around him. Whether speaking at conferences, writing books, or advising business leaders worldwide, Liam’s enthusiasm for his work never waned. He balanced his professional endeavors with cherished moments spent with his beloved family—his wife Anne and daughters Lisa, Aoife, and Clare—embarking on long hikes or enjoying the serenity of Portugal.

Today, as we mourn Liam’s untimely departure, our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We extend our deepest condolences to them and share in their grief during this difficult time. Liam’s impact transcended borders, touching the lives of countless individuals and families worldwide. His spirit of generosity, wisdom, and friendship will be sorely missed.

As we bid farewell to our dear friend, let us take solace in the memories we shared and the lessons he imparted. Liam, your legacy will continue to inspire us as we strive to uphold the principles of excellence and compassion that you exemplified. Rest peacefully, dear friend, knowing that you will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

With heartfelt condolences,

Yannick Schilly Co-Founder & CEO Altix Consulting