Director, Global Engineering and Manufacturing Services/Global EHS, Evansville IN
at Reckitt Benckiser (previously Mead Johnson Nutrition)
April 2014 - at Present
Recruited to lead the Mead Johnson Nutrition Global Engineering and Manufacturing Services team and Global EHS team with responsibility to support all engineering and environmental health and safety related activities across 5 continents and dozens of countries. The scope of responsibility is diverse and includes managing the MJN corporate CAPEX spend of ~ $200MM annually, responsibility for all EHS activities globally, directly managing all large projects, facilities operations, Global “Lean Manufacturing”, international commercial facilities and process engineering.
Director Pfizer Global Engineering
December 2010 - April 2014
Responsible for providing Engineering direction and support for 11 Pfizer Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in Australia, Europe, US and PR. The facilities include multiple aseptic, API, solid dosage manufacturing, packaging, sterile injectables and auto injector manufacturing facilities supporting the human and animal health business operations. Scope of responsibility was diverse and includes working in a cross functional environment to support efforts to improve site efficiencies by managing the overall capital budgets, product transfers, supply reliability, site organizational design and engineering operations as well as supporting strategic decisions involving product sourcing, acquisitions and Pfizer’s plant network strategy. Responsible for managing $400MM+ in annual capital spending Responsible for the execution of dozens of large capital projects, some exceeding $100MM
Director Engineering - Cruce Davila, Barceloneta and Vega Baja
June 2007 - December 2010
At each location, responsible for engineering operations which included: capital projects, site services, maintenance, utilities, IT, security, stockroom and automation. Scope of responsibility is diverse and included directing teams of up to 300 salaried and hourly colleagues at each site. ▪ Responsible for site expense budgets ranging from $35MM to $85MM annually. Executed the closure/decommissioning of the following Pfizer facilities: Vega Baja Consumer Health Manufacturing/Packaging operations, Cruce Davila API operations and the Barceloneta packaging operations. Initiated the closure process at the Brooklyn site. Created, staffed and directed a team of Reliability Engineers and PdM Technicians to oversee the Reliability Centered and Lean Maintenance programs at four PR locations. Lead a global Engineering team which initiated the use of rapidly implementing lean tools and process and then replicating innovative practices across locations through-out the world.
Engineering Director - Brooklyn
January 2006 - June 2007
Responsible for engineering operations which included: capital projects, site services, maintenance, utilities, IT, security, stockroom and automation. Scope of responsibility is diverse and included directing teams of 200 salaried and hourly colleagues.. Lead the effort to outsource stockroom operations throughout a dozen facilities in the Americas/PR.
Sr. Manager/TL – Maintenance, Brooklyn
February 2005 - January 2006
Responsible for Maintenance, Utilities and Automation at a large drug product and packaging, manufacturing and development facility in Brooklyn, New York. Scope of responsibility is diverse and includes responsibility for pilot plant and manufacturing maintenance, drug product equipment setup, MRO, building operations, metrology, facility planning, cGMP compliance for groups, automation, purified water and utilities. - Reduced engineering related quality related deviations by 75% and improved monthly PM compliance from approximately 70% in 2004 to over 95% in 2005.
at Roche Carolina
February 2000 - February 2005
Reporting to the site leader at a large API development and manufacturing facility with responsibility for 75 staff and OTE personnel focused on strategic planning, budgeting and operations associated with all facets of Project Engineering, Maintenance, and Facilities Management. Scope of responsibility was diverse and included directing all engineering projects (includes site capital budget), maintenance, MRO, building operations, metrology, facility planning, administrative services, equipment validation, cGMP compliance for groups and housekeeping. - Accountable for a new $750 million green field facility to full operation which included completion of site validation, site construction, startup of manufacturing and development operations, instituting preventative and predictive maintenance programs, negotiating numerous contractor and supply contracts, implementing site specific maintenance procedures and implementing/validating SAP for CMMS and project management systems.
Manager – Utilities and Services
at Bristol Myers Squibb
December 1997 - February 2000
Reporting to the site leader at a large Administrative, Testing, Biologics, API and R&D facility with responsibility for all strategic planning, staffing, budgeting, and operations associated with a team of over 75 salaried and union hourly personnel. Management of site-wide utilities operation, utilities maintenance, maintenance planning, contract maintenance, maintenance engineering, MRO stockroom, laboratory stockroom and laboratory services of at a large multi-functional manufacturing, research, development, vivarium and administrative campus. Reduced annual operating budget by over 30% including a reduction in staffing by 25% while maintaining existing levels of service. Provided maintenance, validation, and utility support for the construction and startup of three new biologic production/pilot plant expansions valued at over $150MM
Project Engineering Manager – Plant Engineering
at Bristol Myers Squibb
January 1996 - November 1997
Promoted to direct a team of 10 engineers with responsibility for master resource capital planning for the entire site. Integrated schedules for facilities construction, start-up, operations, and validation for projects up to $5mm and an annual capital spend of over $30MM. Provided Engineering support for the validation and startup of multiple biologic development and manufacturing facilities valued at over $100mm. Supported the start-up, validation and documentation of the following: a new $45 million waste water treatment center, a $25 million Penicillin extraction process expansion and a $15 million Biologics Development Pilot Plant expansion
Sr. Project Engineer
at Bristol Myers Squibb
October 1992 - January 1996
Responsible for a diverse set of capital projects involving estimating, planning, construction management, start-up, validation and enhancement. Directed all manpower planning functions for over fifty projects involving biologics manufacturing, vivarium facilities, waste water treatment, research laboratory, utilities and administrative area upgrades. Supervised two project engineers who were managing smaller projects.
Various Engineering Positions
at Pfizer (American Cyanamid)
May 1987 - September 1992
Responsible for all continuous improvement projects, product transfers, technology transfers involving acrylic fiber production, testing and “chemical light” manufacturing. Supervised a team of three engineers responsible for all technical projects including the development, design installation and start-up of capital projects totaling $3 million annually. Responsible for all Fiber Area production capital and expense projects from development to installation and maintenance. Types of projects included: increasing the production rates of two fiber lines by over 10%, installing a bi-component polymer extrusion system, installing a waste stream treatment and solvent recovery system, and installing numerous digital controls systems.
Masters Business Administration
at University of West Florida
1989 - 1991 (2 years) Florida
BS Electrical Engineering
at University of Louisville
1983 - 1987 (4 years) Kentucky