Bill McGillianAssociate Director Global Logistics
Merck & Co.
Bill graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering. Bill has spent his entire career at Merck with 25 years of experience in a broad range of roles in Manufacturing, Technology, and Supply Chain. Bill has worked at several large API and Vaccine/Biological sites. Bill started with Merck in site support activities for a large API site. He supported the entire site in off-hour emergency activities in manufacturing and was part of the site engineering group performing HAZOPs and safety vale sizing. He then moved into direct operations supervisory role in sterile lyophilization and filing of vaccines. He supported daily operations and lead several new product introductions and process transfers form research into the facilities. In Bulk Vaccine manufacturing, he served in various roles for several Recombinant DNA vaccines in both technology and operations. He led a very successful technology transfer from research to small and large scale manufacturing of a HPV Vaccine. He successfully started up two large new bulk vaccine facilities. He also managed daily operations in several other vaccine departments. Bill has been in a global logistics technology role for the previous 5 years. He has worked directly at sites supporting deviation management, new TPS introductions, and day to day operations. He is currently in Center of Excellence that supports global product handling issues focusing on cold chain. He was part of a team that successfully implemented ocean shipping on a global basis for both cold chain and ambient products. He is also involved in supporting unique cold chain shipments for a variety of new products in cryogenic, frozen, and refrigerated states.